Added Oct 16, 2010
A few months ago, BurdaStyle invited me to participate in a contest in which we were asked to create an outfit using a burda style magazine pattern and Westminster’s Liberty Art Fabric. I accepted the invitation straight away and started looking through all the possible patterns and fabric prints. After narrowing down the choices, I decided on burda style magazine’s tunic shirt with long sleeves and a fabric print called parasols in blue. I was tempted by the pretty Liberty floral, but I decided on the parasol print because it has such nice geometric shapes, plus there are little hearts flying around!
I worked really carefully with the tunic pattern, ironing like a madwoman and taking extra care with all of the pleats across the front. My practice tunic was too baggy, so I made the pattern smaller for my final project and the fit turned out great. I used leftover fabric to make a tie for the waist that goes through side loops. The tie wasn’t part of the original pattern, but I think it adds a nice shape to the tunic. It looks good and is comfortable tied in the front or the back.
I’m very proud of my work and pleased with the tunic that I created, and I hope you guys like it too!
You can see it on my blog too! http://nattyjanesews.blogspot.com/2010/10/october-16.html
And I posted a video on vimeo! http://vimeo.com/15891269
Westminster Liberty Art fabric in blue parasols, and white buttons from a center for creative reuse.
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