Yup, totally dating myself with the hella cool 80s reference! Did I also mention that I am from NorCal? My CA friends get the reference and know what I’m talkin about!
I think I gushed earlier that I have been seriously fixated on loose, flowy, tunic patterns. Not sure why – but I like how floaty fabric feels. And let’s be honest, I’m feeling bad about my weight right now – so tunics hide a multitude of issues for me.
Let me start by saying that I LOVE the Internet. Seriously – wth did I do before its invention? (Again, aging myself here). Like I said, tunics have taken over my brain. So one afternoon, I started googling terms and stumbled upon Liola Designs. This is a new to me indie company and the pattern is the Natalie top. There is also a cute Peter Pan pattern hack – I may try that soon.
The pattern is beautifully drafted and I am totally and completely in love with this shirt.
Can we start with the fabric? I absolutely had to have this fabric. The bird motif has a Japanese vibe – peaceful but a little hectic all at once. It’s a light weight chiffon. You can see my bust dart in this photo.
I think I need to narrow the shoulders as the top of the sleeve cap is drooping slightly. Other than that, I’m really pleased. I’ve worn this to work a lot!
Overall, great pattern and another shirt in the operation replace pit stain pile! 🙈