We thought it would be great fun to see what our Petite Stitchery patterns look like in 2017’s Pantone colors. We have some great guest posts over on the Petite Stitchery and yesterday Deb, from Sprouting Jube Jube shared her pink yarrow Laurel. All Petite Stitchery & Co patterns are one sale, no coupon needed, through the end of the day. We also have a coupon code ‘PHAT15″ for you to use in the SHOP so that you can try sewing with solids! Today I am going to show you my sleeveless Delilah.
Delilah is a fun and simple tunic that is the perfect canvas for your creativity. I choose to keep it simple and clean. One of the options on Delilah is an accented hem band. I knew that I wanted the hen band to be lace, but I also wanted the tunic to be sleeveless so that it could transition from spring to summer. In the end I decided that it would be best to line the tunic and attach the lace to the lining.
I used ‘the burrito’ method to make the Delilah sleeveless. To do this I assembled the main tunic shell and then the lining shell. Next I laid them right sides together, pined the neckline and the armsyce, and stitched it all in place. To turn it out you gently reach through the front bodice and pull each back bodice out to the right side. Then I pressed all my seams and sewed up the side seams.
I love the simple and romantic look that we got with this tunic. I choose to use Studio E’s Peppered Cotton in Seaglass. I choose this color because it is a blend of the Island Paradise and the Greenery from this year Pantone Colors. Peppered Cotton is a yarn-dyed shot cotton. That means that it is created with two different yarn colors running on the weft and warp of the fabric. The end result is a soft solid fabric that incorporates two colors of a beautiful new blended color.
I love how the white lace softly drapes from under the squared edges of the tunic. The length is wonderful for a pair of leggings and a great pair of boots. By using a solid color the tunic has a timeless look that is easy and perfectly soft for spring! My daughter is thrilled with this look and will be wearing it often! Do you like to use solid colors in your clothing? We would love to see your creations. Come join us at Phat Quarters Fabrics and Petite Stitchery & Co Fans