Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Amy Butler Lotus Tunic

Last night Frank went Christmas shopping, so I decided to try my new Amy Butler Lotus tunic pattern.
This is the first garment I have made for myself. It was really fun to make and I just have to say how much I love Amy's patterns. Every time I use one of them, I learn so much. She doesn't just say, " Now, make a dart" she explains exactly how to do it. It was the first time I made darts, sewed a zipper in a garment, and did anything with bias tape.

It certainly is not perfect, but I am happy with it. Most of all though, I learned a lot, and it has given me the confidence to make other things for myself.

I made the tunic, but you can make a cami, tunic, or dress. The tunic still works as a dress, but I like it best with jeans...
It is just more my speed.



I can see bridesmaids wearing this in an outdoor summer wedding, in some of Tanya's fabric. A string of pearls and lily's....
Too bad I don't know anyone who will be getting married this summer!


20 comments:

Heather said...

I completely love it. I'm off to find that pattern somewhere for myself. You are an inspiration!

MOM said...

Wow! It looks great on you! You did a fabulous job-

nova said...

Oh, this is too too nice. I especialy like the fabrics you paired together. Very nice.

Fran said...

You did a wonderful job! It looks so cute on you. I may just try this myself!

The Feathered Nest said...

I love the fabrics you used! You did such a good job and it looks so cute on you! Sewing is something I've always wished I was good at.

Manuela

a friend to knit with said...

this is sooo great! and your first garment for yourself? impressive. the fit is perfect!

angie said...

YOu can whip that up in one evening, and you're skinny. Do you have any faults? :)

Seriously though, so, so cute.

Fairlightday said...

Where do you find the time to do all this sewing!!!! And with three kids! I can't even get my 4 week old to sleep long enough to take a shower, let alone sew all my Christmas presents and then make myself something cute to wear. I'm so jealous and please share your secret! :)
Very cute top and you did a great job! Looks adorable on you!

http://mandco.typepad.com/ said...

So beautiful! You did a good job !

Tina said...

It looks great. Her Cabo halter pattern was so easy that I'm hoping this one is as well.

Sarah and Jack said...

Lovely job!

Katie Jean said...

wow that looks great! You did a wonderful job. I was thinking of getting that pattern!

Steph said...

Your tunic looks fantastic! I've been eyeing this pattern, it's great to see it in real-life.

beki said...

Oh wow, that looks great! I really love the neckline and the detail at the shoulder. Hmm, I may have to give this a try!

amandajean said...

very nice! I am impressed. the garment looks so professional.

Casey's trio said...

You have talent and creativity oozing out of your body! It's really fun to check your blog and see the new creations you have made:)

Ali said...

I saw your beautiful tunic over at U-handblog. I think Lisa may just have sold a whole load of patterns inspired by your gorgeous version.

My first garment was an Amy Butler pattern too and I agree with you - her explanations are SO helpful.

FinnyKnits said...

Just came across your blog from your tunic photo on Flickr - love how your tunic came out! I just got this pattern and am thinking I'll make one to debut in spring with jeans.

Hot.

I'll be checking back in on your projects for sure.

Julia said...

Love your fabric colour choice in this dress. I just completed mine this week & wore it first time..very exciting. Like you I enjoyed using Amy Butler's pattern, though this did take longer than expected. Funny, though DH thought it looked better as a dress than a tunic over leggings!

Sarah Lemmon said...

This is adorable. I just bought the pattern today and was a little apprehensive about buying it... I think I'll try it out tomorrow. Thanks!