28 Jun Garment No 17
Breaks from blogging are rarely intended but life happens…..
My latest garment is a black eyelet tunic from The Tunic Bible 🙂
Recently we received our final proof of the book from the publishers, and I was curious about the pattern. Would I really like it? Was it as I remembered it several months ago? Would it fit? Did the printing process distort the pattern? Did we forget anything?
I cut out the pattern and sewed it as if I was making it for the first time.
Since the book recommends starting with a simple tunic version in the classic relaxed fit, that’s what I made. My inspiration was this cute RTW black eyelet tunic embellished with tassels.
In keeping with the relaxed fit, my tunic has no back darts or side zipper. It is not lined and I wear it with a black camisole/tank underneath. I’m extremely delighted that no swayback adjustment was needed.
When the idea for The Tunic Bible was conceived, Julie and I envisioned a classic tunic pattern which was shapely and comfortable without being baggy. We wanted a pattern that fit in the shoulders ~
fit in the bust ~
flattered the body, yet easy to tailor when a closer fit is desired.
We believe we achieved our goal, and I am very pleased with the fit and assembly of the pattern. I hope you will be too! The ruffled sleeve cuffs are among my favorite sleeve options, but there are several.
I discovered mini tassels are not so easy to find, and eventually placed an order on Etsy order which barely got me started. Just as I was about to give up on the tassel idea, the Bernina dealer in Charleston introduced me to The Clover Tassel Maker.
Two sizes are available and I chose the small. The tassels are a cinch to make ~ the tedious part being attaching each tassel by hand, but with tassels being the hot embellishment these days, I know the $12.00 investment will serve me well!
My fabric is from Mary Jo’s Cloth Store in Gastonia, NC, and I guess one could say I made another outfit to go with Lulu 😉
Happy Tuesday, everyone!