Ah, these Poppy Tunics...they are becoming a very addictive sew! I made another two yesterday - one for me and one for Chelsea.
We both wanted black, so I bought some Kaffe Fassett shot cotton in "Coal". It looked black on the screen, but when it arrived it turned out to be a very dark navy. So I dyed it using some black Rit fabric dye (using the washing machine method inside the packet because I had so much fabric to dye). It went pretty dark, but not the blackest of blacks. Still has a slight blue tinge to it but only noticeable if you are looking for it.
|Fabric before and after dyeing|
Chelsea got an all black tunic - it looks really funky, has all the detail of the tunic but with no pop of colour. I was planning on an all black tunic for myself too but I couldn't say no to this lovely Liberty of London print I've had stored away for a special project. I really shouldn't have bought it because now that I've sewn with it and worn it, I'm hooked. Will definitley be saving up for some more of this stunning fabric in the next few weeks. I'm thinking of making a tunic using a small-scale Liberty print for the main part of the tunic and a solid for the chest and hem pieces - what do you reckon?
Now, before I forget - I've drawn the winner for the pattern giveaway - congratulations Meika! I'll send you an email with more info!SUPPLIES:
Make It Perfect, Poppy Tunic pattern
Kaffe Fassett, Shot cotton in Coal (dyed to black)
Liberty of London, Tana Lawn Classics, Misti in Green