Graphic Print Tunic

 

Vogue 9151 tunic from Mood Fabrics' rayon print with knit contrasting fabric

Isn’t it fun when a fabric just draws you in?  That is exactly what happened with Mood Fabrics’ Indigo Peacock-Inspired Rayon Woven.  I knew I needed to make something from this fabric and a tunic was the garment I started to envision.  I went with Vogue 9151 and started looking for an good coordinating fabric.  Mixing prints is so much fun, I searched Mood Fabrics for a good match.  Sometimes online it is hard to get a good color  match for fabric as colors look different on the computer screen versus in real life!

Vogue 9151 tunic from Mood Fabrics' rayon print with knit contrasting fabric

 

I decided to look for fabric in the black and gray color range and found Mood Fabrics’ Black and Gray Rayon Jersey Print and I really love how the two fabrics look together.  Plus I like looking for the black coordinating fabric as I am too impatient to wait for swatches sometimes!  If unsure don’t hesitate to get a swatch, Mood Fabrics has a great swatch service.

Vogue 9151 tunic from Mood Fabrics' rayon print with knit contrasting fabric

I used the rayon knit for the back yoke and also used it for yoke lining, which is a change from the pattern.   I did cut the yoke as a single layer to keep the print even across the yoke.

Vogue 9151 tunic from Mood Fabrics' rayon print with knit contrasting fabric

 

Stabilizing the front contrast band with interfacing  helped the rayon knit to be very stable and work well with the rayon print and for the tunic.

Vogue 9151 tunic from Mood Fabrics' rayon print with knit contrasting fabric

 

Two things to know about the pattern, the front “V” is a bit low, as you can tell with the camisole showing at the bottom of the “V”.   Also, I cut the pattern between a small and a medium at the side seams.  I took the side seams in more below the bust, so know it runs on the large size (I did used the finished garment measurements on the pattern as a guide).  One inch was added to the tunic and the sleeves, which is a standard adjustment for me.

The Peacock-inspired rayon comes in three different colorways and they are equally beautiful  or you could go with any of these rayon prints.

Here are a couple more pictures of the tunic, which was a great sew to get me back to the sewing room in 2016.

Vogue 9151 tunic from Mood Fabrics' rayon print with knit contrasting fabric

 

Vogue 9151 tunic from Mood Fabrics' rayon print with knit contrasting fabric

 

 

Here is one more photo, my dog is always close by to make sure each photo session goes smoothly.  Happy 2016 and I hope all your projects go smoothly.

Vogue 9151 tunic from Mood Fabrics' rayon print with knit contrasting fabric

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Comments


  • PsychicKathleen
    January 18, 2016

    I love how you mixed these fabrics together! I’m getting more inspired with the idea of mixing prints too. The tunic is lovely – nice length and overall fit!

    • Lori
      January 27, 2016

      thank you, Kathleen, I like mixing the prints and most of the time have good success! :)

  • Erica B's DIY Style
    January 18, 2016

    This is beautiful! Such a great use of fabrics!

    • Lori
      January 27, 2016

      thank you, Erica.

  • Fiona
    January 20, 2016

    I love it when a project starts with fabric and this is a great one to be inspired by! A really difficult print to choose another to match with, I think I would have chickened out and gone for a solid! but you’ve chosen perfectly

    • Lori
      January 27, 2016

      Thank Fiona, I thought the knit print had some of the same colors as the peacock and would work. I am so happy it did.

  • Amy
    January 23, 2016

    What a fun top! The two patterned fabrics pair beautifully with your pattern choice.

    • Lori
      January 27, 2016

      Thanks, Amy, I just love when the plan in my head matches the result!

  • Abu Saeed
    January 29, 2016

    Wonderful printing! I a word it is totally awesome.

    • Lori
      February 1, 2016

      Thank you so much.