Last week we began to showcase The Tunic Bible’s Infinite Possibilities by featuring a Tunic a Day on our social media sites. Below is a recap of the first two weeks featuring multiple plackets and necklines, and we are just getting started!
But sometimes people come along who introduce possibilities beyond our expectations. Recently Sarah met the talented Mary Funt at a wedding in Miami. We urge you to follow Mary’s blog, Cloning Couture for you will always be inspired to follow best practices. In honor of their meeting at a pool party for the bride and groom, Mary made a tunic from The Tunic Bible……. holy moly…. it was an ankle length couture tunic that must be shared.
This is the fourth tunic Mary has sewn from The Tunic Bible and her post on the tunic construction is Here. Briefly, Mary’s tunic is sewn from a very soft raffia type fabric with a knit backing. She eliminated the back waist darts and incorporated the shaping into the side seams for a superb fit.
All seams were bound with narrow strips of bias cut china silk then attached by hand, and for the grand finale, Mary reshaped the beaded trim so it looked custom shaped for the neckline.
As you can tell from the photos, Mary’s tunic is casual elegance of the highest order!
We are so honored when someone takes our pattern and makes it better than anything we could possibly imagine.
Mary’s first two tunics from The Tunic Bible can be found here as part of The Tunic Bible blog tour. She made tunic number 3, a white cotton lace underlined with skin tone cotton in to wear to her son’s rehearsal dinner in November. Read Here.
While infinite possibilities abound we appreciate how many of you have enhanced The Tunic Bible through such creative contributions, and we love it when you share them!
All the Best,
Sarah and Julie
Up next ~ the ruffle-neck tutorial.