Nanette Lepore Eyelet Tunic

Mood Fabrics' Nanette Lepore Cotton Embroidered Eyelet made into a tunic using Vogue 1522

 

 

When ordering fabric at Mood Fabrics, sometimes it takes me a long time to decide, just too many options and decisions.  Then there are other times, the fabric is just perfect and I cannot get it into my cart soon enough.  That is the case with this Mood Fabrics’ Nanette Lepore Cotton Embroidered Eyelet, it was so gorgeous on the computer screen and even more beautiful in person.

 

Mood Fabrics' Nanette Lepore Cotton Embroidered Eyelet made into a tunic using Vogue 1522

 

I knew I wanted to use a pattern to showcase the border scallop and a simple design that let the fabric be the showcase.  I went through my patterns and selected  Vogue 1522 with  a couple of changes.  First thing, I did not want the side vents and the top needed to be just a bit longer.  I added about three inches to the length and at about five inches above the hemline, I flared out my cutting line just a bit.  No ruffle was needed for this sleeve, the scallops are just to pretty,, so I went with a wrist length and the pattern had enough flare.

 

Mood Fabrics' Nanette Lepore Cotton Embroidered Eyelet made into a tunic using Vogue 1522

 

All the seams are french seams and the neckline has fabric binding.  In my stash, I had the perfect color shirting to match the eyelet and I finished the neckline per the Vogue instructions

 

neck binding

 

 

The scallops are such a nice detail for the hem and that sure does save some time when sewing, no hemming for the top or the sleeves!   Today is officially the first day of spring for the Northern Hemisphere and I did so enjoy sewing something in such a bright color.  March around here is cooler temperatures and lots of wind, I found it very difficult to find a spot for photos on Sunday.  The wind was trying to blow me away, or at least my hair!

 

Mood Fabrics' Nanette Lepore Cotton Embroidered Eyelet made into a tunic using Vogue 1522

 

 

Now a question for you….. When sewing fabric that is the star of a garment, what pattern do you use?

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Comments


  • Grace
    March 20, 2017

    Very nice. I love the flare of the sleeves and the color.

    • Lori
      March 23, 2017

      Thank you, I love the sleeves, too.

  • Patty
    March 20, 2017

    So pretty, Lori! Perfect for the 1st day of Spring 🙂

    • Lori
      March 23, 2017

      Thank you, Patty, spring didn’t stay long here, back to cold!

  • Peter
    March 21, 2017

    Beautiful and I love the scalloped hem and sleeve. Great color on you!

    • Lori
      March 23, 2017

      Thanks, Peter, I think I am going to start using more pinks and corals in my wardrobe.

  • Amanda S.
    March 21, 2017

    This is cute, Lori! The color is perfect for spring and summer and I think you picked the perfect simple design to showcase the fabric. Great job!

    • Lori
      March 23, 2017

      Thank you, Amanda, I love the fabric and wanted it to shine.

  • Stephanie
    March 22, 2017

    Lori this looks amazing! How much fabric did you use? I see the width is 50 inches. Should I go with the measurement for 45 inches?

    • Lori
      March 23, 2017

      I usually buy 2 yards of fabric when I am going to make a top.