one panel + one yard
I wanted to give myself the challenge of working with one panel. I made the pattern from a favorite shirt, but it is similar to an oversized version of V1733.
I cut the entire front from the BERNADETTE panel and pieced the back using as much of the remaining panel as possible, then spliced it with a basic black, using one yard of our Licorice Black Rayon Lycra USA Knit, using the same black for the sleeves. The neck band is made from a single layer strip cut along the selvedge of our Clyde Stripe Bamboo Rayon/Spandex Knit. I like the effect of how the black contrast pops the print and divides the body - next time will try it on the front.
panel tunic in B6817
Vogue 1808 is a contemporary version of a classic twin set that layers together, works as separates and can be interpreted for all seasons. Marcy's version shown here is made in an organic cotton/spandes jersey with a piece of mesh stitched over th knit for the back panel patch. Make it in any knit jersey or light weight ponte. I used cotton/lycra and cotton/hemp/lycra for the versions on the pattern envelope. On these versions I used panel prints as the main lower back pattern piece.
The tunic-top can be made sleeveless or with sleeves and features a lower back panel that peeks out from beneath the asymmetrical back hem on the cardigan. The optional decorative ‘patch’ on the back can be cut entirely from the pattern piece or sewn on top, and can be a knit, a mesh, lace or woven. Both top/tunic and cardigan have pockets.
I sewed the entire garment using a walking foot which makes sewing any knit so much easier.I can see either or both pieces using a combination of prints, stripes or color blocking, and it would be beautiful in black!
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