Monday, April 5, 2010

The Liverpool Tunic - Take Two

I finally got photos of my second Liverpool Tunic; my photographer, Aimee graciously took these. I made this one from the Henry Alexander fabric I liked so much:
On this version, I shortened the back ties by five inches, and I like them much better:
I also dispensed with the covered buttons, and just used regular buttons this time. I was able to get the collar oriented correctly so the top collar and outer stand were the ones that were interfaced. And I finally figured out the proper way to do the cuffs which were such a mystery to me last time. Now the sleeves are at the proper length, so ignore everything I said in my first review of this pattern. I omitted the buttons and button loops on the cuffs; I don't think it needs it and they are just a PITA. The one thing I did differently from the directions was to topstich the top of the cuff. Here is a photo in which you can see that I topstiched the bottom of the cuff (nearest to the wrist) as per the instructions, but I just went ahead and topstiched the top of the cuff as well, so as to save ironing time:

I really love this pattern, I have gone ahead and made the short dress version, which I'll post about soon.
Parting Shot: Happy Easter!!! Beautiful tulips sent to me from Eileen for Easter. They made my day!


Vicki W said...

What a pretty Christmas tunic! lol! Glad to see you are alive and kicking. Did you eat sugar yesterday?

gwensews said...

That's a cute tunic. I'm so happy to see that they are in style again. I have a couple of tunic patterns to make, as soon as I can get to it.

Summerset said...

Very Cute - love the print!