I know. You didn’t even know that a ‘mountain-scape tunic’ was a thing? Because it is not. And, you know whose closet doesn’t need one? This girl. I got started on this idea after seeing a top in a random catalog I receive called Poetry. Except their top was darker colors and more artsy-looking. (It doesn’t look like it’s even available anymore.) I thought I would recreate it and then my brain piped up with a contribution of its own, “what is better than a top? The answer is always a tunic! Let’s make ours special by making a tunic! Yeah, a tunic!” So, I shopped for a similar fabric and found this mountain-scape fabric on the Mood website. It was brighter and more figurative but was the closest I could find. So, I went for it. My brain is still excited and egging me on. “Yes! A bright and detailed mountain-scape tunic!” Well, as it turns out I don’t need a mountain-scape tunic. Like, I don’t need it at all.
I used the Plantain Tee pattern from Deer and Doe, my old standby. Nothing is the fault of the pattern. I actually like how the tunic turned out from the perspective of how it fits. It is also very comfortable. It’s just, you know, its got green, blue and purple mountains all over it. I thought maybe I could wear this to the area pool but even then I feel kind of silly. I’m still decently proud of the fact that I did line up my mountain on the side seam.
I just made a tunic out of the wrong fabric. It happens. In fact, it might just be possible that I wouldn’t make anything I actually love without the handful of things that bomb. If I didn’t take the occasional walk down mountain-scape lane I would be being too careful. And too careful is just no fun and not very interesting. I’m bummed for sure, especially since I’m trying to be conscientious about making things I will actually wear. I guess this is just so funny that I can’t take it that hard. Have you messed up lately? Was it devastating or funny or both? Don’t you agree that mess-up can sometimes be launching pads for the good stuff?