Friday, May 7, 2010

Liverpool Tunic Pattern Review

I decided I wanted to make the Liverpool tunic to wear for mother's day this year. I am not a seasoned clothing sewer, but love the challenge & the sewing lesson I get. I chose the Darla fabric line from Tanya Whelan because I knew I wanted to wear it mostly with jeans.It is the shirt length & with elbow sleeve option. The placket is made in a contrasting fabric as well as the cuff & collar. The cuff actually wasn't supposed to contrast, but just look finished, so I just hemmed the cuff. I saw someone elses version & they added the piping to the placket in a contrasting fabric, so I did that, too. There is no piping "tube" inside, I just cut a 1" strip & ironed it in half & inserted it under the placket before attaching. I really like that detail. The collar was probably the trickiest, and I have no tips, but to go s-l-o-w. I tried to sew this a little each day this week so I wouldn't get frustrated. The mistake made was when I didn't do a large enough french seam in the back & the raw edge was sticking out! Overall, it was a fun pattern to make and I love the way it fits & how everything is finished so nicely~ professional looking from an amateur! :)


Givinya De Elba said...

Oh, that's beautiful! Technically I do hav ethe skills to make this, but I just know the fabric would become evil and foil my every attempt. And I would get really mad.

trish said...

Oh your tunic is absolutely precious!! I would love to learn how to make clothes.
Sincerely ~ Tricia

Shelley said...

It's wonderful! I have this pattern and haven't tried it yet... still waiting to find the perfect fabric, but now I want to hurry and make one too!

Sew Pretty Dresses said...

I REALLY like this. I like your choice of fabrics as well as your placement. Oh and I like this so much...I have all of it in my stash! Who's pattern is it?

Happy Mother's day tomorrow girl! Hope you have a blessed day!

Sewn With Grace said...

It's wonderful and looks great on you! I have not sewn much clothing but am very tempted. Have a great Mother's day!

Lisa said...

Happy Mother's Day Monique.


Paula said...

I actually got to see you wear this adorable tunic and I must comment that it looked BEAUTIFUL! It was so "Moniqueee". Great job on taking a challenge and going for it. I love that about you, girl!

trish said...

Good Morning.

Would you mind contacting me about a special order? I would like to see if you are interested in creating a 90" round table cloth.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely ~ Tricia

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