My fabric is a soft cotton sateen from Fabric Mart, machine wash and dry 🙂 The red is very dense, so it shows through just enough to work on a flounce that shows both sides.
My starting point was a pattern from Rebecca Taylor, Vogue 1226. The flounce running down the right side of the button placket had the ‘look’ I wanted.
The original flounce is shaped like a quarter-moon, pointed at both ends. Mine are pointed only at the bottom. I fitted them from the bottom of the placket and worked up, ‘designing’ the tops of the flounces last.
The tops of the flounces are trimmed straight across and sewn all the way up the placket, so that they are caught in the neckline binding.
The bottoms of the flounces extend about 3 inches below the placket and just softly fishtail together.
This little tunic took quite a long time to make – but it was really interesting and very rewarding.
A couple notes: my pants are Marcy Tilton skinny pants, Vogue 8859, making this a sister act! Fabric is stretch bottom weight cotton poplin from JoAnns. And yes, new hairdo! Love it, feels great.