12 Jun Tunic x Nine !
I’d like to introduce you to a reader who made my day. Meet Marion, a fellow tunic lover from Germany. Marion bought The Tunic Bible in February and has showcased our concept of one pattern unlimited possibilities so beautifully that I must share.
After reading Marion’s initial email, I requested photos of her tunics. She surprised me with not one or two or three….. but nine tunics she’s created this Spring using the master pattern!
- After perfecting her muslin, Marion’s first tunic is sewn from linen and features the Wide-Split Outside Facing Placket and angled collar. Our placket and collar were inspired by the RTW label Sail to Sable, and Marion’s collar is angled just right. We love the chic and polished look she created.
2. Is this not gorgeous? Marion bought the fine cotton years ago and waited for just the right pattern to come along. Her application of the ruffle neckline variation is stunning not to mention the fabric placement throughout the garment. Initially Marion designed a dress before deciding the tunic length worked better for this fabric.
Julie and I were inspired to design the ruffled collar by Devon Baer, a small garment company. This year Gretchen Scott and other tunic designers have featured this collar in Spring and Summer collections.
3. A striped cotton jersey tunic featuring the scoop neckline. Marion’s own touch includes the vertical side insets.
4. The blue linen tunic dress below is fitted with back darts and features the invisible side zipper. Marion used the inside-facing elongated placket. She trimmed the tunic with self-made fringe and added the small front pockets. What a nice touch!
6. Below is a tunic sewn from lightweight cotton batiste. The one inch neckline ruffle is perfect for this fabric allowing it to maintain an upright position!
7. This lovely embroidered embroidered cotton fabric is offset by white contrast in both the lower border and upper bodice. We love Marion’s neckline treatment featuring a self-tie!
9. And last but not least is Marion’s Victoria Beckham knockoff! Using the master pattern, the cotton tunic below is sewn in a shorter length and features the Inside Facing V-neck variation. Again, Marion took the pattern to another level by finishing the sleeveless top with exposed horizontal facings along with the horizontal self-fabric tie. Love it!
Julie and I are always thrilled when we see someone take our pattern beyond our initial vision. Marion’s wonderful collection shows creativity, skill and imagination. She said she has fallen in love with tunics this year and plans to sew one for any occasion. We think she’s almost there!
Many thanks for sharing, Marion 🙂