Tilton Butterfly Tunic: Vogue 8691

It was a joy to stitch up this lovely rayon/lycra digital print fabric that I ordered from marcytilton.com using her Vogue 8691 pattern. I just cannot seem to sew without snapping pictures because the teacher in me is just created to share my sewing experiences, so here we go….
 
Below, you’ll find pictures of the final front and back of my Butterfly Tunic. I felt the print needed some accent color on it to define the areas and give some pizazz. The best choice I had was sitting right in my own fabric stash! I’ll wear this with navy narrow-legged pants.
Front finished view.

Front finished view.

 

The big changes I made in my garment from the pattern:

1. I added what I call the ‘Chico Twist’ for the neckline, accented with a single cross-wise 3/4″ wide strip of the aqua knit. The pattern’s neckline did not attract me at all. It seems to be a piece almost the same length as the neckline, and thus would just ‘stand up’, but yet not really – and I really don’t like that look. The How-To’s for this ‘Chico Twist’ as I call it can be found in my pattern: Nifty Necklines. Find that pattern design booklet HERE. If you don’t already have this great booklet for a myriad of fun necklines, the link is for the PDF version. Personally, I think that the less expensive PDF version is great for my design booklets, as there are no ‘pattern pieces’ included anyway, but rather the HOW-TO’s to create each look.

Read the full story of this tunic, click HERE at my New Blog.

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