Monday, September 1, 2014

Mizono Tunic or Dress?

After making the dress version of  Vogue 1410 in my last blog post I was determined to try the tunic version, where the bottom hem is folded over almost to the armholes:
I had to do LOTS of trial pinning, folding and tucking to keep it from looking like a balloon top, in part because the silk shantung fabric I used was a bit stiff (even after washing and drying a couple times!) Here are some different versions I tried with different folds, tucks and hem lengths:
Luckily, this pattern has buttonholes to temporarily set the hem at different lengths because I still think I prefer the DRESS version......What do you think?
Next up will be some of Katherine Tilton's new patterns for Butterick so stay tuned!

8 comments:

  1. I agree with you that the dress is better.

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  2. It's fun to see it at different lengths but I do prefer the dress version. I love being able to see much more of that beautiful silk plus you seem to have the height and shape to carry off the dress version. It looks wonderful.

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  3. Thanks so much for your interesting comments!

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  4. I think I like them both equally. I am so glad you made this pattern and I am looking forward to seeing your future makes!

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  5. I do like the dress better because of the impact of the material but the beauty of a convertible garment is that it can be what you feel like on the day.

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  6. This is an interesting dress which you wear well. I like all versions

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  7. How interesting! The tunic is fun and worth wearing, but I slightly prefer the dress.

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  8. I think the dress is pretty stylish, but it is also a lot of dress, I prefer the tunic, because it is a bit more playful, young. I couldn't find the proper English word for it, and I won't burden you with Dutch words, hope you understand what I am trying to explain :) Looks good on you, BTW, fabric and pattern!

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