Another version of one my favorite tops, this time with dropped shoulders, pleated sleeves and contrast details:
|Silk tunic BWOF 02-2009-110|
This charmeuse print was bought at B&J Fabrics while in NYC, which is also where I bought the metallic tweed for the jacket. The contrast is cut from a vintage piece I had in my stash; black silk chiffon and silver metallic stripes. I made a modesty panel for the front, I think Catbird was the one who thought to do that on her recent gorgeous version of this tunic. Thank you, such an excellent idea! I also closed the bottom part of the top even more than my earlier versions.
Below are pages taken from one of my favorite books,
Dress Design, Draping and Pattern making,
Marion S. Hillhouse & Evelyn A. Mansfield
FIRST PAGE SECOND PAGE
My altered pattern
I made an earlier top using this same technique, the link below
The details on this tunic is not very easy to see in pictures but I really like it in person. Very understated. I'm planning a black and silver skirt (also from B&J).
It's so much fun adding details. Do you have any favorites to share?