I love the color green in almost all of its variations, but not all are easy to wear nor would I want to. This tunic is about as close to acid green as I can get in a solid on my upper body.
Not really lime green, not quite the portion of yellow to tip it into a true chartreuse or acid green. If I stood next to a late model VW Beetle I would blend in well.
Frankly I wasn't wild over the top when I completed it.
This was a first run through on a new to me pattern and there were some things I didn't like right from the get-go.
One was the hem points. Just too much for me and I knew it, but the wrap provided possibilities for other interesting hem options, so basically I cut the hems without the points, adding a little length for modifications to come. Instead of a true wrap, I attached the left side right into the side seam of the right side instead of a tie. Ditched the facings and did a nice trim bias binding around the neck line and set the sleeves. Then I cut my hem. I like it much better than those hanging points, but still the top didn't send me. BTW, the fit was surprisingly good for a first timer with so many design changes. I left it on Rhonda and moved onto a quick pair of linen blend pants in navy for my trip.
I can throw this custom Flax copy pattern together in about 3 hours from cutting to hem. And then I was gifted with a length of fun ribbon and low and behold, it was just what the top needed!
That little something something as prttynpnk says.
It melded the two pieces together in a nice way too.
As far as farm news, it seems we are a household of the walking wounded. Gene has pneumonia and is pretty miserable right now. The horses both decided to react to their spring boosters and required a second vet visit for Banamine to get lame horses at least moving towards their food and water. Add two hours of hand walking time afterwards in the rain Thursday evening and it's no wonder I feel like the second coming of the cold. And then there is the uncomfortable and ugly stye in the upper eyelid of my left eye. Geez....forget those haircut pics for a little while Michelle! :) The frosting to the weekend has been a spring snow storm. We have 3-4 inches of white stuff where only a few days ago, spring looked like it had sprung for keeps. The horses are on the mend though, Peter is back to normal and Gene tells me he is feeling slightly improved with the heavy duty meds and bed rest. So, it's all looking up at least as far as my right eye can tell!
Parting shot: Clash of the Tiny Titans!
End of an era
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