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