New Look 6323 Tunic full of giraffes…

I’m covered in little giraffes! When I got this border print ITY from Fabric Mart last year, I thought the giraffes were bigger. But I think they’re adorable as they are. It’s just taken me a while to find a pattern that would work – the print on the 6″ wide border runs vertically, and the main print runs horizontally. Head spin…

New Look 6323 is perfect. It’s very similar to the Butterick 5954 tunic that I’ve made 5 times. But this one has a gathered back option that I just love.

Honestly, I had kind of forgotten I had it. I made it once last year in interlock jersey, and the fit in size 14 was really bad. Much too large. Plus I really disliked the color of the fabric, and it was donated.

This go ’round I used the size 12 – and it’s a great fit. I have the pattern in a download file, so I reprinted it and drafted the new size.

How about those sleeves! I used the border down the center of the sleeves and on the neckline binding. I had to do something to break up the herd running all over the tunic. It just took a little redrafting of the sleeve (I kept the original instead of cutting it apart):

From the sleeve – the giraffes really are nice, they have a good attitude. I know the colors look black, white, and coral, but that’s really a deep navy. So I’m wearing my indigo jeans and Rocket Dog flip-flops 🙂

Now that I’ve rediscovered this pattern, I’ve already sewn it again, in solid black rayon jersey. Which I won’t show here – black is impossible to photograph.

The back detail is also hard to capture, but it looks great in real life.
I love Jungle January! Ciao – Coco

15 thoughts on “New Look 6323 Tunic full of giraffes…

  1. Thanks so much, ladies – apology I didn't reply sooner, I got caught up in a round of appointments and collapsed on the sofa. I have more of this cute fabric, it really is different! Like wearing a zoo…


  2. I love your giraffe fabric! Such a cute top! I just ordered some knit from It's cute. You should check it out, I think you'd like it!


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