I was very excited to receive a lovely email from the gorgeous Toni Coward of Make it Perfect last month. In her email, Toni invited me to take part in her month long birthday celebrations for her business, Make it Perfect. If you are a follower of Toni's blog or follow her on Instagram, then you will have seen lots of gorgeous creations being shared as part of her Pattern Parade. Toni asked if I would like to choose my favourite of her designs to make and share here on my blog. It didn't take me long to choose the Poppy Tunic. I have loved that pattern from the very first time I saw it on Toni's blog, so with great excitement I said a BIG yes.
First stop was fabric shopping. While I am confident in my sewing abilities, I always like to 'test' a pattern size for fit so after a quick email to Toni, I worked out my size. I chose some relatively inexpensive fabrics for my first Poppy Tunic, choosing a grey floral DS fabric from Spotlight, teamed with a coordinating green plain. I didn't realise that my fabrics were very similar to Toni's pattern photo until after I began stitching. It seems these colours really did appeal to me a lot.
With the fabric shopping sorted, and armed with a few Jane Eyre movies, I headed to the studio to spend a few hours of stitching last Sunday. I had the most wonderful time, making bias binding and following along step by step to create my very own Poppy Tunic. Just before dinner time and almost at the end of my second movie, I finished my Poppy Tunic. I loved it. It came together so easily and it fit perfectly. I was absolutely thrilled and couldn't wait to wear it. So without further ado, here is my (first as there will be more) Poppy Tunic.
Here's what I wore...
Tunic - Poppy Tunic by Make it Perfect
Cardigan - Emerson brand at Big W
Tights - Target
Ankle Boots - Witchery Brand from ebay
Bracelet - Op (Thrift) shop
Glasses - they're new, did you notice? By Sass & Bide
I just had to show you my new glasses. I only picked them up last Friday, so they really are very new. I found my previous pair of reading glasses just weren't doing the trick, so after a trip back to my wonderful Optometrist (and lovely Cousin), I can now see clearly to read, stitch, blog etc. He's wonderful, my glasses are wonderful. I feel very special having Sass & Bide glasses too - but they're the ones that suited me and were exactly what I was looking for, so I am thrilled. Being able to see clearly is pretty exciting to.
So there you have it, my current favourite Make it Perfect Pattern, the Poppy Tunic. I would highly recommend this pattern. It was easy to follow, and came together effortlessly. If you have a little person in your life who might like her own little Poppy Tunic, Toni also has this pattern available in a few smaller sizes as well. How perfect is that!
Huge thanks and Happy Birthday to Make it Perfect. Thank you Toni for including me in these celebrations. I feel very honoured AND I ended up with a new tunic too. Perfect indeed!!