Maritime Blue Tweed Tunic

Just another tunic? Not to me, Dear Readers…. Being so intimately involved with The Tunic Bible, I consider each tunic I sew to be special. Couple my attachment to the book with Mood Fabric’s Maritime Blue and White Nailshead Cotton Blend Tweed and I find myself head over heels with this classic twist on the universal garment.

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The tweed keeps the emphasis on texture which works well with the more streamlined silhouette than previous tunics I’ve made.

No backdarts for a relaxed fit…….

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and cap sleeves for a clean finish.

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I’ve yet to meet a piece of tweed that I did not fringe, but this in Fringefest I fringed the garment itself, rather than making a piece of attached fringe.  It is imperative that the grain is perfectly straight to achieve an evenly fringed border.

To create the fringed placket, I fused a piece of interfacing to the fabric minus the seam allowance and stitched around the interfacing border before fringing the fabric.

IMG_8672-1 Below is a photo of the placket in progress.

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The tunic is lined and the placket was attached after the lining. Construction details are available on Goodbye Valentino tomorrow.

A tweed tunic? This unexpected combination exceeded my expectations!

Thank you, Mood!

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c? Not to me, Dear Readers…. Being so intimately involved with The Tunic Bible, I consider each tunic I sew to be special. Couple my attachment to the book with Mood Fabric’s Maritime Blue and White Nailshead Cotton Blend Tweed and I find myself head over heels with this classic twist on the universal garment.

IMG_0025 2

The tweed keeps the emphasis on texture which works well with the more streamlined silhouette than previous tunics I’ve made.

No backdates for a relaxed fit…….

IMG_0043

and cap sleeves for a clean finish.

IMG_0038

I’ve yet to meet a piece of tweed that I did not fringe, but this in Fringefest I fringed the garment itself, rather than making a piece of attached fringe.  It is imperative that the grain is perfectly straight to achieve an evenly fringed border.

To create the fringed placket, I fused a piece of interfacing to the fabric minus the seam allowance and stitched around the interfacing border before fringing the fabric.

IMG_8672-1 Below is a photo of the placket in progress.

IMG_8678

The tunic is lined and the placket was attached after the lining. Construction details are available on Goodbye Valentino tomorrow.

A tweed tunic? This unexpected combination exceeded my expectations!

Thank you, Mood!

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