put together an “apple pie” boho tunic!

In the Apopka, FL, area: Cindy’s Critter Care

Hey y’all Bohemians!

I’ve been so busy with a horse care job…

Pam's horses

and other necessary stuff, lately…

So, recently, I started trying to figure out my next project. Got frustrated. Went to another idea yesterday—and it came out cute! I feel better. Will tackle the other, shortly. Lol

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Thank you!!

 

First, I want to, again, thank everybody who has been so supportive!

Aline in Jacksonville, FL, wrote: “I absolutely love your blog ❤ ❤ ”

To which I replied: “Aw…thanks so much!!   You have NO IDEA what a blessing that is to me. 🙂 Share DIY B around! I surely would appreciate it! I love all y’all who say such encouraging things to me ’bout my blog! Y’all r th best!!!”

Aline added: “Aww, well I personally thank you for creating it! I absolutely love all things bohemian ❤ ❤ —”

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DSC_0033I made a cute boho top with a separate collar choker from three tops: two long-sleeved plaid flannel shirts (I call ’em “plannels. ” 🙂  ) and a sleeveless top I wasn’t wearing. I’m very pleased with the end result!

P.S. I call it an “apple pie tunic” because my husband Jerry said he liked it; that it was very “apple-pie-ish” —In other words, it’s homespun-country looking. 🙂

Here’s the tut …Let’s go!

  1. Find three tops that coordinate color-wise. DSC_0013 - edit
  2. Take the sleeves from one.1 from 3 002 - Copy
  3. Take the bodice from another.1 from 3 001
  4. Take the bottom from a third shirt.1 from 3 002
  5. Take the collar from one.DSC_0015 - Copy

Tips:

  • After you cut off the sleeves from Shirt A, make sure you put the right sleeve on the right armhole, and the left on the left—on your new bodice. I got mine on backwards. The buttoned cuffs face the wrong way …but, hey! it’s probably gonna stay that way! Lol! Start with lining up the seams under the arm, with the right sides of the fabric together, and pinning around. At the top of the sleeve (shoulder area), because my sleeve was bigger than the armhole, I took a tuck at the top, and pinned. Or, while you’re sewing, sew up the sides of the armhole first, leaving the top of the sleeve for last, and you can gather it across the top with several tiny tucks, as you sew.
  • “Plannel” Shirt B was a larger size, so when I sewed it to the bottom of the bodice, it needed to be gathered a little …but, I like it that way! Face the right sides of the fabric together. Be sure to line up the side seams and, also, be sure the button-down is centered on the front. Pin those areas securely; start out sewing there, removing the pins as you go, and, as you sew, make little tucks to gather in between.
  • The detached collar is self explanatory. Just be sure you cut below the stitch line on the base of the collar, as in the above pic.

 

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