Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Anna Tunic

I have loved this pattern for quite some time now so, I finally decided to get it. I have made a few other pieces of clothing for myself that I just never wear and I did not want that to happen again.

I think this one is a keeper. I love the simple design of this tunic. I wanted it to be a little more fitted and less A-line. I love that look, but with my shape, things like that make me look like I am pregnant. Which is fine if you are, but I am not.


I choose some Denyse Schmidt fabric that I love. I also had some perfect mother-of-pearl buttons in my stash. I just held them on with safety pins for the picture because it was getting dark.


I think this pattern was a little tougher than I thought it would be. The yoke was a little tricky. I used my walking foot and I think that helped a lot. The pattern also comes with an option to make a belt, and an awesome flower. I am not the flower type, but I think I need to make one for Anna's hair.
The Details:
Pattern: Anna Tunic, by Amy Butler
Fabric Denyse Schmidt Katie Jump Rope
Mods: none

37 comments:

APA said...

It looks lovely on you! Fresh, fun yet sophisticated, perfect with your cuffed jeans. And that bracelet rocks!

QuiltedSimple said...

Very pretty on you. I just hope that in your neck of the woods, it is not warm enough to be wearing it now???LOL. Looks great though.....
Kris

sulu-design said...

It's gorgeous! And what a fun fabric you used for it. I love the button detail at the back. Definitely not maternity-looking, either. Oh, to be able to sew like you!

misschris said...

Very cute! I have found that rounded yokes are trickier than meets the eye as well, but you did a terrific job. Those buttons are perfect.

I'll have to remember this one for when I'm not sporting the preggers belly. ;)

Katie Jean said...

ugh! So freakin good looking! I've had that pattern forever and never even opened. I really need to make one myself!

Colleen said...

Your tunic turned out wonderful and it looks lovely on you!! Perfect fabric too.

Rosa said...

Great tunic. I love the buttons detail. Mother of pearl buttons are my favorite. Very flattering.

Allison said...

I have eyed this tunic before, but seeing it on you makes me want to give it a try. It looks lovely. =)

dana said...

Cute Cute CUTE. Great fabric selection. And perfect with your skinny jeans.

kristena marie said...

I love it!

Jessica said...

I really love this shirt-I've been thinking about making that pattern for a bit. Perhaps when summer comes I can tackle the tricky yoke.

Erin O. said...

Cute top. I've been looking for some tops to make once the weather warms up.

Renee said...

Lovely! The fabric and fit are super on you. It feels a lot like spring ~ which can come soon!
Great bracelet. :)

craftoholic said...

You could still make this a bit more fitted by adding two fish-eye darts int he waist area. It is super cute!

Suzanne said...

Those buttons really make it! Very pretty; very fresh!

Kathy said...

It's very cute! Great job!

tiennie said...

This is so cute on you!

hooli said...

Oh I love this one, too. I made it over the past summer and then proceeded to wear it like every day. Did you find it a bit smaller in the top than you imagined. Yours appears to fit your perfectly. I'm just asking because I thought mine was tight in the pits... but super roomy everywhere else. Maybe I just have huge armpit muscles?!?!?!

Stephanie said...

Oh, I love it, I love it, I love it. This makes me want to get this pattern out and make another! The tunic looks great with those jeans too.

Lisa said...

Very cute! It's got that 'hip young mama' feel to it.

AlewivesGirl said...

I'm a huge fan of the Anna Tunic!

I make the mini dress length and then wear it with a pair of jeans and a cardigan (especially at this time of year!)

One of these days I want to make one with the yoke and dress in a contrasting fabric.

I bet you'll make lots of these: once you have the pattern cut out (which is the WORST part), they go together so quickly.

As usual, you did a great job and I love your fabric choice!

kim said...

Oh, so cute. You wear it well.

beki said...

It looks really cute on you!

MichelleB said...

It's wonderful, and looks fabulous on you. I love that fabric, too.

lucky knitter said...

I love the fabric you chose, and it looks great on. That bracelet is gorgeous!

Hilary said...

It is fabulous! And looks wonderful on you! *Quickly adding Anna Tunic to sewing queue.*

Iris E. said...

The tunic is so beautiful! So spring-y, which I am pining for right now as the snow tumbles down.
XO
Iris

Shannon said...

So adorable!

Steph said...

I like the buttons in the back - but those look hard!

elliebelle said...

Very cute!!! It looks great on you! I have to tell you, I met Stefanie Japel this weekend at CHA (Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show) and I was telling her that I bought her book (Glam Knits) after you talked about how much you loved it and how you made that long sweater. I gave her your blog address too so she can see your sweater! I hope that is ok.

Carolyn said...

I love the colors. You must be cravin' some warm weather!

KnitPastis said...

I like just the way you are wearing it! So pretty!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

The tunic looks lovely on you. Very bright and spring like :)

The Wooly Wumpus said...

What a cute tunic. Don't you love Amy Butler? Looks really super on you! Love the fabric choice, too.

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

Katie This is really cute and looks great on you! I have another one of her patterns maybe I'll have to give it a whirl now.

Journeying Five said...

lovely, lovely, lovely and so not pregnant looking even remotely.

amandajean said...

it looks so great on you! i have such a hard time choosing fabrics for clothing. i never would have thought to use that print, but it looks amazing in shirt form. nice job!