Tunic x Nine !

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!

Let’s look…

  1. 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.

Marion's Tunic 12. 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.

Marion's Tunic 2 3

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.

Marion's Tunic 3

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!

Marion's Tunic 7

5.  This striped jersey tunic dress features the scoop neckline variation. Marion’s cold-shoulder sleeve treatment fits right in with the RTW scene!
Marion's Tunic 4 2

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!

Marion's Tunic 5

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!

embroidered 2

8. A favorite to wear with white pants is the blue and white cotton tunic with the ruffled sleeves featuring the Inside-Facing Wide Split Placket with Angled Collar.
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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!

Tunic 8

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 🙂

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  • Patricia Flournoy
    Posted at 08:31h, 12 June Reply

    You and your book are an inspiration to all us! Merci,

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:32h, 12 June Reply

      Marion’s productivity is unbelievable. Many thanks, Patricia 🙂

  • BiBi
    Posted at 08:49h, 12 June Reply

    Marion these are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.Like to see more of these from Tunic lovers.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 09:58h, 12 June Reply

      I agree with you Bibi! I’d love for Tunic lovers to share their photos 🙂

  • tracy
    Posted at 09:02h, 12 June Reply

    oh, how awesome!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 09:58h, 12 June Reply

      They are just lovely!!

  • Joyce Womick
    Posted at 09:31h, 12 June Reply

    Wow! I’m inspired!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 09:59h, 12 June Reply

      I am too, Joyce! Marion’s tunics have inspired me to try new combinations from The Tunic Bible and I thought I had sewn them all 😉

  • Spanky Rykiel
    Posted at 09:36h, 12 June Reply

    I would like to know if there is any way to get the patterns from the book without purchasing another Tunic Boble?
    Mine were taken from my Amazon purchased book at a sewing group meeting. Sad to say this happened in a common interest get together.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 10:00h, 12 June Reply

      What a bummer…… Please send an email to thetunicbible@gmail.com and we will try to help.

  • Vancouver Barbara
    Posted at 11:00h, 12 June Reply

    A stellar collection. Brava! I especially like the striped dress/tunic with stripe variations. Did Marion say what kind of fabric she used for it?

  • Ellen Parker
    Posted at 11:14h, 12 June Reply

    Marion’s tunics are wonderful inspirations! Did she say how she created the fringe trim on the dark blue linen? It really makes it in my eyes.

  • PsychicSewerKathleen
    Posted at 11:29h, 12 June Reply

    What an inspirational post! I have this book but just haven’t gotten around to working with it – I must say you’ve inspired me to get crackin’ on that! All the makes are gorgeous – great fit, fabrics and ideas.

  • Jean O'Reilly
    Posted at 11:58h, 12 June Reply

    I so appreciate Marion’s sharing her creative garments! Loved these looks. I am committed to getting my muslin right this summer and have two sets of fabric purchased to get going with it.

  • Susan Moore
    Posted at 12:14h, 12 June Reply

    Beautiful, and so inspiring!! Thank you for sharing!!

  • Mary Funt
    Posted at 12:16h, 12 June Reply

    Thanks for showing us these many variations. I too am loving the master pattern and how many ways this classic can be interpreted.

  • Cathy Larsen
    Posted at 14:13h, 12 June Reply

    I Love all of these variations,
    Very inspiriing!

  • Marion Masullo
    Posted at 14:28h, 12 June Reply

    First of all, thank you sooooooo much for this positive comments.I’m so flattered that you like my kind of creativity. I’d like to answer the questions on the blog…..

  • Carolyn
    Posted at 16:25h, 12 June Reply

    Now that is a sewist who knows how to work a pattern! Love how she made nine distinctly different versions. You must be thrilled and proud that she used your book to accomplish this!

  • Kath Truran
    Posted at 19:46h, 12 June Reply

    Marion’s garments prove that these patterns are endless…in the hands of creative and imaginative sewers. Wonderful ideas, amazing garments.

  • Margo Johnson
    Posted at 22:12h, 12 June Reply

    So very creative! I love the ideas.

  • Becky Bagwell
    Posted at 06:37h, 13 June Reply

    All beautiful ! Love her style!

  • Julie Starr
    Posted at 13:44h, 13 June Reply

    Amazing! So happy that Marion has shared her beautiful tunics with us. Talk about a wardrobe in a pattern!!

  • Peggy Leutheuser
    Posted at 08:47h, 15 June Reply

    I just bought the Tunic Bible last week and now I am doubly Inspired! Sarah, keep up your inspiring Work! Lovvvvve #9

  • Lauren Loughlin
    Posted at 20:18h, 21 June Reply

    Thank you for sharing! They all look so different!

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