Tuesday, 10 April 2012

.Poppy Tunic.

I was going to wait a few more days before I released this new pattern, but I'm too excited about it and can't hold out any longer!
The Poppy Tunic is sure to become as familiar as an old friend with it’s great, everyday shape and soft, relaxed fit. With front and back chest insert panels and a stylish bottom trim, you can easily incorporate a “pop” of your favourite printed fabric, combined with a steady solid to tone things down. 
A modish tunic that will carry you all the way from Summer to Winter, the Poppy Tunic boasts versatility and style.  Wear it with jeans and boots during the day then dress it up with heels in the evening – with your choice of longer or shorter lengths, the Poppy Tunic can be worn as a tunic over jeans or leggings or as a dress on it’s own!
I'm getting myself all geared up to layer the Poppy Tunic over a long-sleeved top with leggings and boots this Winter.  And I like the fact that I can keep wearing the tunic when the weather warms up again - win!
I always have this issue with sewing tops/dresses for myself...I love patterned fabric so much that I want to use it for clothing but when I do it is often a bit "too much" for my style.  The Poppy Tunic solves that problem, allowing you to choose your favourite patterned fabric and showcasing it on the hem and top insert pieces and then toning things down a bit with a solid.  I've used Kaffe Fassett's shot cottons for the solids in these tunics - they have a slight variegation in the weave and a lovely, soft drape.  (I'll blog more info about these in a few days).  In Australia, they are distributed through XLN Fabrics.

Thanks once again Chels (Chelsea Parsons Photography) and her stunner of a sister, Sarah for the beautiful photos - love them girls!!
The Poppy Tunic really is a quick sew and is very beginner-friendly.  I've made quite a few of them over the last couple of weeks and love coming up with different fabric combos and playing around with a range of fabric types.
The Poppy Tunic includes sizes 2x-small to 2x-large in the one pattern.  You'll find more information about the Poppy Tunic on the Make It Perfect website.  If you are looking for a place to purchase a copy of the pattern for yourself, take a look at our stockists or ask your favourite store to order one in for you.

If you would like to win a copy of this new pattern, simply leave a comment on this blog post!
(Please make sure you leave an email address with your comment.  Giveaway will close Saturday 14th April and winner will be drawn at random).
SUPPLIES:
1. Green Poppy Tunic - 
Kaffe Fassett, Shot Cotton in Lichen
Lotta Jansdotter, Echo, Moira in Deep Indigo

2. Dark Blue Poppy Tunic - 
Kaffe Fassett, Shot Cotton in Thunder
Amy Butler, Lark, Souvenir in Ivory

3. Bright Blue Poppy Tunic (top length) - 
Kaffe Fassett, Shot Cotton in Eucalyptus
Amy Butler, Lark, Heirloom in Jade 

93 comments:

Belinda said...

Oh I do love that tunic!Very versatile.

Yolanda said...

It's awesome Toni, I love it, you are so creative and talented... I'll so have to get the tunic pattern and try it myself :) xox

Anonymous said...

oh my oh my that is just devine!! I haven't made mysle fnay clothes before but this is so me - i might just have to!!
rachelmckenzie@tpg.com.au

Kirsty said...

Love it, I can see a few of these over long sleeve tops being my winter staple

Melissa said...

Yet another great pattern Toni, you're such an achiever! Think the long one would also look good with a skinny belt too. Perfect for winter. xxx

Kelly said...

Wow!! I'd love to win a copy of the pattern. It's absolutely gorgeous Toni xxx

Kylie said...

what a beautful pattern for year round wear :)

Bec Clarke said...

It looks amazing, I can't wait to make one.

Alannah said...

Ilove the green longer version. Very stylish and your choice of fabrics is spot on! I keep stalking you waiting for the day you sell some of those gorgeous versatile wrap skirts already made up. smiles and thanks for the chance too!

rachelmp said...

I love that pop of colour! Great pattern Toni

Maryanne said...

I LOVE this, its just a shame I can't sew.

Aunty Mishka said...

What a great pattern! So versitile. My girls would love wearing this.

Janelle Wind said...

Congratulations Toni on another gorgeous pattern. I can totally see myself wearing this one too. I am pretty sure my daughter would love it as well. Love it. xx Janelle

Emma Fitzsimmons said...

Oh I do like this very much!!!

Monique said...

I love it. Another AWESOME pattern by Toni. Simply gorgeous. I would love to win this pattern.

mgahler@bigpond.com

AmyS said...

Ooooh I LOVE this!! Can't wait to try it out!!!

Sue said...

what a great tunic, I'll certainly be wearing one over long sleeves for winter.

kate said...

Would LOVE to win this gorgeous pattern! You are so very clever Toni, well done, yet again!

Sarah said...

Wow I love seeing womans patterns coming out that are actually wearable! Thanks for your great work! I would love to win a copy of the pattern .

Vicky said...

What a great tunic, this would be great to win and make some up for work.

charlotte said...

You are too clever lovely lady! And I totally think I could give this one a try. Might have to wait until after the baby to wear it though. x

Lara Gibbons said...

This would solve my problem of "bought tops" being too short.... It looks great!

Nettie's Blog said...

do you think an old lady could wear this Toni... i think they are gorgeous and look even more so in the real on the model...i saw them the day of the shoot...(not a proud mum at all...!!!!!!)

Susan said...

Love how you can mix up the fabrics in this one. Great for winter too! ssmith_au@yahoo.com.au Susan

moomoo to you said...

Toni, the tunic is awesome. I have a friend who would love me to make this for her!! Megan :)
Moomootoyou@live.com.au

Kristy said...

love the tunic - and the comments on fabric choices. I have the same problem with the style/print decision!

Rachelle said...

That's a cute top, would love to try it with jeans.

kirsty@shoproomstudio said...

LOVE! what a fantastic pattern, i'd be so pleased to win one, it's gorgeous.

Egle said...

Love simple patterns. i would like to win this pattern A LOT :))))

sewmeafumberlant said...

Great Pattern, love it!! I think I want to try it as a top first.

Philippa said...

Love this new pattern Toni - nothing cuter than a handmade dress & tights - can't wait to make this.

Cath said...

I really like that, so versatile and so much room for playing with fabrics. knkaboodle@gmail.com

Ros said...

I love your tunic pattern. Not only does it look super simple to sew but lovely to wear.

Nell said...

Wish I knew how this would look on me - always a bit scared to sew stuff for myself. Might have to try some of the patterns in your book first!

meika said...

Totally love this pattern! I can see quite a few of these in my future!

Sonya Cheng said...

Wow, it looks really good. I haven't made anything for myself yet, but am keen to. Would love to try this!

Cullis Family said...

Love this pattern Toni!

menduca said...

I love that pattern, congratulations for designed it.
anabelsu@yahoo.es

Nicole G Zero said...

What a great item! I would love to win.

nicoleg0 at hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I would love to win a copy. Even if I don't I will be buying it!
Heidi.payne@australis.net

Becky said...

Fantastic. I really love this one :)

JohannaO said...

Love that it is a sleeveless tunic. I haven't come across another patternnlike that, and it would be wonderful for our climate.

freshaircrafting said...

This looks like a great top! I would this pattern!

Carmel Morris said...

I love how it's basic, but not plain. It would work great with some opague tights over winter.

Cassandra {Sleeping or Sewing} said...

I love it! sleepingorsewing at gmail dot com

Stacey said...

Another winner for sure Toni! Well done on all your hard work, I can't wait to make this a some point.

becci said...

I loooove this pattern. I'm not usually a tunic type of girl but I can see myself wearing this one.
becsimcowling at bigpond dot com

tara said...

Congratulations. And lovely photos

Cindy said...

That is really cute!

hueisei said...

Loved it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

ladyscientist@yahoo.com said...

This is just so sweet. I love patterns that would look good on me and also my 8 year old. Well done!!!

Kirstin C said...

I don't know if I can win in the US, but I'd love to try! :)

Kelli said...

what a great pattern - perfect for Texas summers!

Emily said...

Congrats on the new pattern! LOVE the pictures!

Anonymous said...

looks ace. would love to give it a go.


Rhianweesinwales@rocketmail.com

Catherine said...

wow - great patterm and perfect for this time of year! Thank you for the chance to win!

Karen said...

Always sewing for the kids, maybe its time to try for myself, thanks dkofarrell@dcsi.net.au

Karie said...

Love it!! Perfect go-to summer dress or shirt.

paperchains said...

Absolutely love it, great tunic so many many uses.

The Hunter's Prize said...

So cute! I love the little bit of the print to brighten up the solid! I think this would be a perfect post-partum outfit, as well. :)

Martha Carolyn said...

You are so talented! Love this pattern.

middle_friddle(at)hotmail(dot)com

Carli said...

I don't want a pattern, I want a tunic! Sarah and Chelsea rock the camera

Rebecca said...

Hi Toni, This tunic looks so great, so versatile,I am picturing myself on hot summer days and with long sleeves underneath for winter.I am a bit addicted to stretch materials at the moment, hoe do you think it would go? Thanks also for listing fabric stockists in Australia!

Nic said...

I seem to be making dresses more than anything else at the moment! Can't have enough... I totally agree with you wearing it with a long sleeved top, tights and boots.
nicp42@live.com.au

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

LOVE this pattern!! thecraftingfiend@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

what a great pattern! thanks for the chance

Narelle said...

LOVE this new pattern! I've been making quite a few of your patterns lately - now that my baby is a bit older and I have a (few) spare minutes!

Evelyne said...

Love it!! It'perfect for my shape!

sdare29 said...

Great work, yet again!!
sdare29(at)optusnet(d0t)com(d0t)au

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this pattern! The tunic looks gorgeous. Thanks for the chance, Franzi.

franziaaliyah@msn.com

Carla G said...

What a great tunic! Thanks for a chance to win! :)
bcgeates at netbistro dot com

Little Munchkins said...

As you already know, I love this pattern. I can't wait to sew one up for me!

jandkturnbull said...

Totally love it!! Would love to make one (or several!!) for winter, and then wear them through the warmer weather too! Thanks for the chance.
jandkturnbull at bigpond dot com
Regards, Kylie

Anonymous said...

I like your new design. This top would be perfect over my slightly pregnant tummy. I love your choice of colors.

Kristen.
kleegardner81@gmail.com

Tina said...

Love it! So many ways to wear it!!
k.nyhan@hotmail.com

Harriet said...

I really like this one! Would be fantastic to win a copy!

Anonymous said...

thank you for the giveaway, the dress is exactly what I've been looking for. Sarah
squiffy@iprimus.com.au

Jessica said...

I'm the same, all prints is a bit too much most of the time, though they do work really well when making your wrap around skirt. Would love this tunic pattern to wear with tights and long sleeves underneath for winter!

Erika said...

Another fabulous pattern. I can't wait to get this one sewn up :)

Sally said...

Bravo Toni - another gorgeous pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

Metka said...

I love it! Hope to win the pattern very much!

metka dot cemazar at gmail dot com

Pontos da Flávia said...

Cool tunic! Lovely! Please pick me!
(flaviasa (at) web (dot) de)

Amber said...

Fantastic pattern - just like all your others!

IndigoElephant :: Sash said...

What a gorgeous tunic! Can't wait to try making one!!

Kirsten said...

looks great, just what i need to get my sewing motivation back!!!

Aimee said...

Toni! I LOVE this... amazing pattern, gorgeous model. So clever x

melinda said...

Wow, such a pretty pattern! Love the fabrics you chose too!

Venus-Suburbia Soup said...

It's beautiful... just beautiful!!! I just found you through Flickr and I must have this pattern! Where I live I can wear this year round.

Helen Yann said...

What a cool tunic, perfect for winter.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful pattern, love it, it would be so handy for those in between days where its not hot or cold.

I wonder where the photos were taken
Rachel

memmens said...

This looks gorgeous and I love the fact that you say the pattern is suitable for beginners - I need easy projects with 3 children around! thanks for the giveaway
mary(at)emmens(dot)co(dot)uk

Nancy's Couture said...

I LOVE this tunic. The shape is very flattering for my body type. This would be great for spring and summer!

Bron said...

I love it....is it really beginner friendly . I am almost tempted to have a go. xxx

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