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Pattern Roundup: Blouses and Tunics for Your Winter Wardrobe

This winter, stay fashionable with these loose-fitting tunic designs from Vogue and McCall's.

Tunic and Blouse Patterns:

Vogue's Winter/Holiday 2016/17 collection has an abundance of patterns for staying stylish when the weather gets colder. Here's a closer look at this season's fun, unique tunics and blouses.

 

Vogue 9153

This button-front blouse features an asymmetrical hemline in the front, as well as a drawstring pocket on the right that provides added interest. In place of a pocket on the left, there is a single dart. This design is flattering on many body types.

Vogue suggests fabrics such as silk broadcloth linen, cotton shirting lawn, fine quilting cotton, and wool challis.

 

 

Vogue 9171

This pullover tunic from Vogue is simple yet beautiful. Its practical design makes it easy to dress up or down with jewelry. It includes forward shoulder seams, back side seams, and slouchy, or draped, pockets.

Fabrics that should be utilized in this design include stretch wovens, silk broadcloth, cotton shirting, gauze, and stable knits.

 

 Vogue 8691

This scoop-neck tunic with contrast neckband has princess seams and a ruffled hemline flounce. There are four variations. Two styles, views A and B, feature an exposed zipper, and the the other two, views C and D, are pullovers.

Ideal fabrics for this pattern are moderate stretch knits: lightweight jersey, lightweight double knit, and cotton knit.

 

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Comments (2)

nasturnium nasturnium writes: Thanks for this article; I think I'll make the 9171 .... for this summer at seaside..... the 9153 is great too as it's not to bulky for winter
once I tried a pattern like the 7248 I got difficulties to sew the neck band at the crossing on the chest.... I'm a soso intermediate but this is a point where I had no sucess (and more : my fabric was very slippery)
may be this could be an article subject....
Posted: 4:05 am on January 25th

lindacarlson lindacarlson writes: I hope you'll do a followup on blouse patterns that flatter figures, especially those of us who are thin and those who are short. I might wear Vogue 8691 with leggings, but my twenty-something daughter, who is 5'5", could never wear any of them...unless she was pregnant.
Posted: 10:37 pm on January 24th

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