Hey all I have been keeping a secret for a year now! Let me tell you it was one hard secret to keep. I made a garment which is going to be in a book and it is very exciting.
I made a tunic for The Tunic Bible written by Sarah Gunn and Julie Starr.
Here is the details from the Press Release:
Sew the perfect tunic to express your style—from simple and modest to daring and chic! Mix and match collars, neck plackets, and sleeves for an endless variety of professional, store-quality results. Stitch up a sharp bodice pattern, designed to fit sizes XS to XXL, in assorted lengths, styles, and trims. Well respected in the sewing industry for their pattern reviews and online garment challenges, Sarah Gunn and Julie Starr make the tunic accessible and exciting for those with basic sewing skills and beyond.
■ Create chic, ready-to-wear tunics with a multi-length, graded pattern and expert construction tips
■ Choose your style—casual, preppy, boho, or glamorous— with interchangeable sleeves, neck plackets, and collars
■ Get advice on shopping for fabric and trims, guided by a huge gallery of inspiring tunic tops
Let me tell you, there is so many options to create an amazing tunic. We can start with the placket, then the sleeves (length, cuff options, etc), length of the tunic, band finishes, slits or not slits and then all the embellishing you can do,
Head over to The Tunic Bible website and just see all the amazing tunics, which Julie and Sarah have created.
My wants for the tunic were a casual one, so I went with a plaid flannel which came from
Style Maker Fabrics, along with the chambray. My flannel is sold out but here is some great other options
A little more about the authors.....
Sarah Gunn is a member of the Mood Fabrics sewing team and a popular blogger. She is recognized for hosting an annual Ready-to-Wear Fast and inspires thousands of women to sew rather than buy clothes. She lives in Spartanburg, SC. goodbyevalentino.com
Julie Starr is a favorite contributor to the 300,000+ global member website Sewing Pattern Review, where she won four consecutive annual awards based on member votes. She also participates in the Goodbye Valentino Ready-To-Wear Fast. She resides near Charleston, SC
The blog tour continues head over to more of these beautiful tunics
Ready to buy the book? Head over to C &; T Publishing and order your copy. Plus all new customers receive a 30% discount by signing up at website. Now thar is a good deal.
Also,leave a comment on some of the features you are excited to try and you will be entered for a chand to win a copy of the book. (International will be a digital copy) Winner will be selected on October 12th
I sure enjoyed making my tunic. Also, I want to thank Sarah and Julie for letting me a part of the gallery with all these talented women.