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….
Tilton Butterfly Tunic: Vogue 8691
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.
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.