Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Tunic! It's All About the Flutter!

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 Open Front - Flutter Tunic!



I've had this Vogue Pattern #9305 for a few years, but never felt like I had just the right fabric for it.

Then along came this beautiful gifted fabric from Minerva.com and I knew it would work! The fabric is Diamond Dobby and is textured polyester suiting.

I love the silver-grey color and the tiny diamond shapes that are woven into the fabric.  It gives it a kind of monochromatic vibe!


I love this open front - flutter tunic...but I certainly won't be wearing it without leggings!


Who says we can't wear leggings after a "certain" age?  

They work perfectly with this tunic, and I didn't think the included pants would be flattering with it.

Sew...leggings it is!


As always, I hacked the pattern.  😉  I reduced the height of the neckline - high necklines are just not flattering on me. I shortened the sleeves by 5 inches (yes...5 inches) and lengthened the side split by about 3 inches...even with leggings, it was a bit too high -  so down it came! 

I also added a bit of shaping to the waist area.  The pattern called for a back zipper, but after lowering the neckline, I was able to eliminate it.

I chose to use fusible stay tape versus stay stitching the neckline.  After fusing the tape to the wrong side of the neckline, I serged it with a 3/8" finish using a 3-thread set-up.  The curve was then clipped and turned under and top-stitched. 


I also used the same technique for the hem.  





This dress is quite versatile...easy to wear...dress it up or down.  Flats or heels both look great with it! Wear jeans instead of leggings...or be bold and leave the leggings and jeans at home! 

It would also be a really nice swim suit cover up! Try a knit or a woven with some stretch. Use a solid or a bright or subtle print.  I'll be using a bright print knit for my next one. Yes! I'll make it again!  


How would you style this tunic?




Tunic! It's All About the Flutter!

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