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All,  Year 1: The Beginning

Keepin’ it Teal

Child's Play
All About an Awesome Applique

The first thing to grab my attention with this weird jacket-y piece was the color.  I adore teal.  Also, the fabric was super-light and silky.  Perrrrrrfect to make a casual Tuesday top.   

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Judge's robe or graduation gown?

 

So what if it looked like a graduation gown?   

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Math is hard!

 

Not to worry.  I was going to transform this hideous beshoulderpadded monstrosity into a cute tunic top.   

First off…these guys had to go.   

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Ugh! Pads!

 

Next, I needed to close up the front.   It was apparently intended to be open, floppy,  and flappy, as it had no form of closure. I thought about turning it into a button closure, but instead took the lazy route and  just sewed it up the front.   

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Pinned down the middle

 

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artistic shot #1

 

Then, I hacked off that extra length.   

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artistic shot #2

 

My tunic was shaping up, but it was still huge and shapeless.  I took it in 3 1/2 inches on each side and cut off the excess fabric.   

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Trimming the fat!

 

Now that it was fitted, I just needed to hem the bottom under and press it.   

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Whirrrrrrrrr!

 

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Pressin'

 

TA DA!  That’s it!  After rolling up the sleeves (casual was the word of the day) and tossing on one of my favorite thrifted belts, my tunic was good to go!  I wore it comfily at work…   

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Sneakin' a pic at work

 

…and after work for some C&C (Coffee and Cribbage!)!   

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Keepin' it teal!

 

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If only I could get a Jonny Con Panna! *Sigh*

 

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Marty just said something hi-larious!

 

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Welcome to my Crib!

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