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Friday, June 14, 2013

Turquoise Ikat Print Tunic Vogue 8913

I am so into the high low thing this year!  I found another tunic pattern that has it. This one is from Vogue 8913.   I used a gorgeous Turquoise Ikat Voile that we have at SewBaby this time. We also have it lavender and lime green, which is tempting me too. 

You can see that it really is quite long in the back.  I don't think I've ever had a top quite this long!  I didn't lengthen it and it hits me about mid-thigh. 

This picture is the version with an extended sleeve which I didn't do.  This is a super easy pattern.  I eliminated the front upper/lower bodice seam because I didn't want to mess with my print.  That would be a nice touch on a solid though.  I cut a bias strip for the neckline binding, instead of using the purchased bias tape.  This is not hard to do.  I will try to take some photos next time I do it, as I think it is a much nicer finish.
I'm not sure how to sit with it.  If I don't sit on it, it won't wrinkle so much, so I think that's what I'll do.

I used the medium in the shoulder, and the enlarged the sides to be equivalent to a Large, since the pattern doesn't include medium and large together.  But, now I think it's too large.  I may go in and chop it back to a medium, but I'll wait until I wash it a few times to see if it shrinks any. 

The first time I wore it, which was to the grocery store, a random shopper came up to me and complimented me on my top and wanted to know where I bought it.:)

Thanks Vogue!  Another winner in my book for the tunic.  I don't know that I need any more high low tops now, but I definitely can recommend this pattern. 


  1. Very stylish and the colouring is very complimentary on you! Did you have to adjust the back neckline at all, or is it 'as-is' from the pattern - it looks like it sits in just the perfect spot, not too low...J

    1. Thank you Judith! No, I did not make any changes to the neckline.

  2. I'm in love with all the breezy hi-lo styles at the moment. This looks wonderful, and it's a great choice of fabric! As a bonus, you coordinate well with the artwork on the wall :-)

    1. Haha! Yes, I noticed that after the photos were taken too!

  3. I love the fabric you used for this top and it looks great! ~Major Moma

  4. This looks great- perfect for summer!


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