Saturday, November 28, 2009
Zigzag Chiffon and Reindeer Tunics
I used Butterick 5355 and a silk chiffon from Anna Sui for this zigzaggy tunic. This pattern is so easy. The neckband is finished with single fold bias tape.
I love this fabric. It has bands of black, white and light green on each side of the aqua/forest green. With careful cutting, I was able to get the sleeve zigzag print to line up with the front and back. So comfy! I'm sure I will make this pattern again.
And for tunic top #4, I decided to get in the holiday spirit with this reindeer silk/wool gauze from Anna Sui. At least I think it is a reindeer. I can't be sure, as there also seem to be giraffes on the same print. This was a really unusual fabric. It had two panels to it, but each were too short to be a skirt or top by themselves. I decided that Kwik Sew pattern 3676 would be a great base for this, as the front and back pieces have the cap sleeve attached to it, so I wouldn't have to break up the print to add a little sleeve. I used the shorter length without the band, to make it tunic length. I also cut the neckline a little deeper so that any t-shirt that I wore underneath it would show. Here is the result!
Posted by Ann Brodsky