|My Lisette Portfolio tunic in Amy Butler fabric|
With autumn attire in mind, I thought it was as good a time as any to give this pattern a try. I used a rayon fabric, Sinister Swarm by Anna Maria Horner which I bought last year, probably not really an autumn weight fabric but I just love the colours. (Anyway there are always camis and cardis when it gets colder) The pattern on this fabric is pretty large and loud, I had put it away as it was a bit louder than I had wanted, but I think it suits this pattern ok. I used a light weight corduroy fabric left over from another project for the collar and cuffs. It might seem like an odd pairing, rayon and cord but I think it works fine. I chose to not add interfacing to the corduroy as I didn't want it too stiff with the rayon being drapey.
|Liesl & Co Cappuccino tunic.|
|Full Bust Adjustment|
I chose to do Version B, the tunic, although I wanted more of a hip length blouse this time so I shortened it by 2.5 inches, but I will definitely be trying out the dress version sometime soon.
As you can see I made the long sleeved option of the tunic, nice straightforward addition with a neat cuff. This is the sort of sewing pattern that you can have a lot of fun with, lots of fabric combination possibilities. With the dress option you could use a special fabric for the centre front panel and keep the rest plain or dotty/stripey chambray or light denim with a plain. I'm not sure you could use too heavy a fabric (unlike my wool Portfolio dress) mostly because of the gathering at the neckline. As recommended in the pattern it works best with light to medium fabric, but I think a fine corduroy would work.
So another great Liesl & Co pattern and, of course, now they are releasing this autumns four patterns, all of which I want to make. (4th released tomorrow) There are the Cinema dress, the Girl Friday culottes and the Bento Tee so far. All very tempting, all I need is plenty of time.