I love this new pattern by Marcy Tilton! Vogue 9089, a tunic length shirt, is a fairly quick sew and feels fantastic on. My BSF and I got together and both made a version. Her shirt is out of heavier weight cotton, and she is wearing it often and getting tons of compliments! I made mine out of a cotton lawn so it’s a little early in the season. I did wear it yesterday when our temps hit the high seventies. I took these photos for the blog, and it was so comfortable that I just kept it on for the afternoon.
The only fitting change made was the addition of a FBA. A dart just helps the fit on my body type. In addition I made two minor design changes. I made the sleeve ¾ length, and then I made a crazy change! I like my obvious asymmetrical elements, so I re-drafted the top of the center back panel to land a couple of inches further off-center where it meets the collar. Since I’m new to pattern drafting this probably took me over an hour to figure out and get right. Was it worth it? I like the result, but it was a little picky, and I’m not sure anyone but Marcy Tilton herself would notice. In order to show off my little change the seam is hand stitched.
Am I making this again? Definitely!
Love your fabric combination and your re-draft. Really suits you.
Nice to see some cool clothes…Cledver stitching in back….and that length sleeve is so prac
The blog at the end of the week is for you!
You’ve convinced me to make this. I love tour version! That hand stitching is perfect.
It really is a lovely shirt.
Ifs beautiful Wendy. You don’t need to buy clothes anymore. You can make your own clothes much better than anyone else.
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Thanks, I would love to wear my own creations all the time, but I also love shopping!
Love how the shirt is longer at the back.
I know! Isn’t it a pretty pattern?