Sew Tina Givens

As mentioned last time, I've recently been asked several times if I knew of Tina Givens sewing patterns.  Oh yes.  In my quest to recreate all the romantic looks of mori and Magnolia Pearl and Les Ours, etc. etc., I came upon Tina Givens patterns.  Loose, funky, flouncy.  Me like.  I signed up for her newsletter and now like to buy her patterns when they're on sale.

Here is a pattern I have bought and made, The Mila tunic:

 front

front

I hope you can see the detail of the beautiful fabric, designed by Geninne Zlatkis.  As you can see from her blog, Geninne is a fabulous artist and designer!  I've been admiring her work for a number of years, so when she designed this fabric, I had to rush out and buy it.  The light, flowy voile was perfect for this pattern!  I adore the line drawings and the moody indigo color.  I found an indigo yarn that went perfectly with the fabric and knit up the scarf you see here (the fanciest knitting I've ever done!).

 back

back

Here on the back of the dress I added a pocket.  Funny place to put one, I know, but isn't the Japanese bunny adorable?

 Shhh!  I went undercover to buy the whole bolt of this fabric to split among my friends!

Shhh!  I went undercover to buy the whole bolt of this fabric to split among my friends!

I have a long list of Tina Givens patterns I'm longing to make, but I think the next one will definitely be the Marcella dress, because I've just found the perfect fabric for it!

More adventures in dressmaking to come - I'd love to know what YOU'RE stitching up!