Isn't it fun when a fabric just draws you in? That is exactly what happened with Mood Fabrics' Indigo Peacock-Inspired Rayon Woven. I knew I needed to make something from this fabric and a tunic was the garment I started to envision. I went with Vogue 9151 and started looking for an good coordinating fabric. Mixing prints is so much fun, I searched Mood Fabrics for a good match. Sometimes online it is hard to get a good color match for fabric as colors look different on the computer screen versus in real life!
I decided to look for fabric in the black and gray color range and found Mood Fabrics' Black and Gray Rayon Jersey Print and I really love how the two fabrics look together. Plus I like looking for the black coordinating fabric as I am too impatient to wait for swatches sometimes! If unsure don't hesitate to get a swatch, Mood Fabrics has a great swatch service.
I used the rayon knit for the back yoke and also used it for yoke lining, which is a change from the pattern. I did cut the yoke as a single layer to keep the print even across the yoke.
Stabilizing the front contrast band with interfacing helped the rayon knit to be very stable and work well with the rayon print and for the tunic.
Two things to know about the pattern, the front "V" is a bit low, as you can tell with the camisole showing at the bottom of the "V". Also, I cut the pattern between a small and a medium at the side seams. I took the side seams in more below the bust, so know it runs on the large size (I did used the finished garment measurements on the pattern as a guide). One inch was added to the tunic and the sleeves, which is a standard adjustment for me. The Peacock-inspired rayon comes in three different colorways and they are equally beautiful or you could go with any of these rayon prints. Here are a couple more pictures of the tunic, which was a great sew to get me back to the sewing room in 2016. Here is one more photo, my dog is always close by to make sure each photo session goes smoothly. Happy 2016 and I hope all your projects go smoothly
Disclosure - I receive a monthly fabric allowance from Mood Fabrics to make a garment. These garment are blogged at Mood Sewing Network first and then I will blog here about this garment.