Tunic Top #2- Art Deco Print

This is the second of my tunic craze.  This one is made from Butterick pattern 5388.  I made view B, but with View D sleeves.  I used a polyester burn-out from Anna Sui.  I usually avoid polyester, but I really love Art Deco Prints and loved the colors on this one.  One end of the fabric was this swirl of aqua and blue satin, and that is what I made the cowl from.  The other end was the border that you see at the sleeves and hem.
 I did do a 1 inch full bust adjustment, and I didn't have enough fabric to cut the cowl on the bias as recommended, so I cut it on the straight grain and it was fine. 

Here is a closer picture so you can see the pleats at the neck.
I've tried it both belted and unbelted and can't make up my mind which way to wear it.  Any opinions?

I really do like this pattern, and would definitely recommend it.  I think it is fantastic for sheer fabrics.


  1. would this pattern work in a knit?

  2. Yes, the pattern fabric requirements say a stable knit would be ideal. So, I would try a jersey knit, as they tend to be less stretchy.

  3. I love your top and recently purchased the pattern. I notice in someone else's review on PR that the instructions say to put interfacing in the cowl. I wasn't sure about that, so I wanted to ask if you used interfacing in the cowl neck? Do you think this would be suitable for a light-weight stretch velour?

    I love your top with the belt! Looks great.

  4. No, I didn't put interfacing in the cowl. I think a lightweight velour would be beautiful in this pattern!

  5. Again, gorgeous fabric - I love it belted!


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