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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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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!
Child's Play
All About an Awesome Applique

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