sew + tell: quilted yoke hide-and-seek tunics

Please welcome Paula to the blog today. She’s here to share her recent makes using the Hide-and-Seek pattern. Take it away Paula!

Oliver + S Hide-and-Seek Tunic

PK Cravens
I live with my husband is a small village (500 pop.) in a beautiful mountain area by a deep, cold lake. I spend a great deal of time in my messy (but organized) studio, painting and sewing. The winter was spent by the wood stove busily creating and listening to CBC radio.
Where can we find you on the internet? Blog



Project details
Link to your project: Shabby Chic Country Tunics
Pattern used: Oliver + S Hide-and-Seek Tunic
Fabric used: Old found quilt strip (about a yard long) and cotton stripe fabric.
Did the fabric work well: Yes. I found the little scrap of old quilt top at our local thrift store. I liked its slight wonkiness and shabby chic style. The blue stripe was a leftover fabric that I had stored away. I am happy with the outcome and can’t wait to see them on my granddaughters.

quilting scrap

How did the sewing go? Very smoothly. I find this a quick and easy pattern. I like Oliver + S patterns for their thorough instructions and lovely styles. I especially like being able to order the PDF patterns because I live in a remote area of Canada and shipping is expensive and slow. By downloading a PDF, I am busy sewing the same day that I have ordered.

Oliver + S Hide-and-Seek Tunic

What was the best part? Realizing how cute this turned out.

Oliver + S Hide-and-Seek Tunic

We all know and love the Hide-and-Seek pattern for the fact that it does such a lovely job of highlighting a favorite fabric. Next time you sew one, why not try a fabric technique and showcase it on the front yoke? It’s a project that doesn’t require a lot of fabric as the pattern piece isn’t too big. Get lots of ideas from our Ten Yoke Tutorials post.


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  1. I love it! Such a great idea.

  2. Sarah Helene

    What a unique & stylish tunic! Quilted bodice adds color.certainly versatile to coordinate with many skirts and slacks. Thanks for sharing. Sarah in Minneapolis

  3. Paula DeConti

    Love it!! Very nice job. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Paula in Boxford Mass

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