Hello everyone! I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer! I sure have, which I why my blog has been so silent for so long! Sorry! I do have quite a few blog posts planned for the rest of the summer, so this won’t be the last your hear from me for months again.
Today I’m sharing the Mercer Tunic I sewed up the other day.
The Mercer Tunic was designed by a “new to me” pattern designer, Whitney Deal. I “googled” her and it turns out she designs wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses! Her work is beautiful!
The Mercer Tunic is described as “a loose-fitting tunic with gathered front and back yoke and a button-up front placket”. You’ll notice my placket doesn’t have buttons yet. I currently don’t have any buttons in my stash and I really have no idea what kind of buttons I want to add to it. Any thoughts?
I was between an XS and S according to the size chart, so I decided to cut a small. The tunic looked huge on me, so I ended up taking it in a ton. If you are between sizes, I would recommend sizing down, since it’s so loose and “flowy”.
This was my first time sewing this kind of button placket. I found Whitney’s directions very thorough to complete the placket and I’m pleased with how neat my turned out. The pattern is rated intermediate and I would agree due to the placket. The rest of the top was a breeze to sew!
I like the Mercer Tunic, but I’m not sure I’m in love with my fabric combination. I used liberty scraps for the yoke, placket, and bands, which is a perfect match to the green fabric I bought at Mood on our NYC fabric shopping trip. Maybe it’s the combination of the stiffer lawn with the drapey fabric? After uploading the pictures, I have also decided I don’t like the green fabric with the color blue of my jeans. They are just too blue with the green fabric and are really clashing with the beautiful shade of green.
I was provided a pattern of my choosing as part of the Indie Sew Blogger Team. All thoughts and opinions are of course my own!