People often ask me if my sewing inspiration comes from fabric or sewing patterns. This is a difficult question to answer because it can be either one or even both. I also find inspiration from magazines or something I’ve seen in a store or on Pinterest. Sometimes I walk around with an idea for a couple of years before everything comes together to make it happen. This is one of the reasons I love to sew my own clothes; inspiration is everywhere and the only limitation is my imagination.
I purchased Vogue 8925 after seeing Art Attack’s version on Pattern Review.
I wanted to replicate her version of a solid tunic with the outside neck facing. This was going to be part of my fall wardrobe plan. I was walking through Tissus Mode de L’Orme while on a recent trip to Granby, Quebec and came across this print. I loved it! The colors, the print and the drape of the fabric all spoke to me. This poly/lycra knit told me it wanted to be a tunic. Vogue 8925 came to mind because of its simplicity. This fabric had enough going for it that it did not require anything more involved.
I like the neckline on this top. I made view C which is finished with binding. View A & B have outside facings which create interest. I sewed the pattern straight up without any changes. The tunic was a simple project that left me feeling satisfied. I had a new fall tunic that I was looking forward to wearing. It wasn’t in my original plan for my fall wardrobe but part of the fun of sewing my own clothes is the flexibility to sew what I want when I want.
Because I never like finishing my blog post with my back to you, here is another picture of the tunic.