Dedication and Acknowledgments Introduction How to Use This Book Elements of a Tunic Plackets & Necklines Sleeves and Cuffs Silhouettes Lower Edge Embellishments Our Favorite Fabrics Trimming the Tunic Gallery Putting It All Together The Center Line Patterns and Fabric Requirements Supplies, Notions and Accessories Sewing Techniques Fitting Your Muslin Tunic FormulasMixing and Matching the Tunic Elements Sewing Tutorials Plackets and Collars Inside facing Wide Split Placket with Angled Collar Outside-Facing Wide Split Placket with Angled Collar Angled Collar for Inside and Outside Wide Split Placket Inside facing Elongated Placket with Bias Neckline Finish Outside-Facing Elongated Placket with Self-Bias Trim Optional Neckline Finishes for Elongated Placket: Band Collar One-Inch Ruffle Inside facing V-Neck Placket Outside-Facing V-Neck Placket Ruffle Neckline Scoop Neckline with Knit Binding Shorty Placket with Bias Neckline Finish Bib Placket with Inside Bias Neckline Finish Sleeves Split Cuff Sleeve Ruffle Split Sleeve Trimmed Sleeve Sleeveless Armscye Finish Side Slits Contrast Hem Band Trim Where, When and How Mitered Corner Application V-Fold Application Invisible Zipper Resources About the Authors
Sarah Gunn is a member of the Mood Fabrics sewing team and a popular blogger. She is recognized for hosting an annual Ready-to-Wear Fest and inspires thousands of women to sew rather than buy clothes. She lives in Spartanburg, SC. goodbyevalentino.com Julie Starr is a favorite contributor to the 300,000+ global member website Sewing Pattern Review, where she won four consecutive annual awards based on member votes. She also participates in the Goodbye Valentino Ready-To-Wear Fest. She resides near Charleston, SC.
Bloggers and sewists Gunn and Starr celebrate the versatility of the tunic in this beginner-friendly mix-and-match guide to designing and sewing stylish tunics. The authors begin with a gallery of styles, showing variations on necklines, trims, length, sleeves, and fit. This is followed by a step-by-step guide to tunic fitting and assembly, beginning with sewing a fitting muslin. Detailed tutorials are provided for specific elements, such as collars, plackets, trims, sleeves, and cuffs, and a basic pattern is provided on pullout sheets. VERDICT The variety of flattering, customizable, and easy-to-sew garments will impress sewistsand add to their wardrobes. Library Journal, 11/15/2016 I have to agree this is the only tunic pattern you'll ever need. The pattern comes in different lengths to wear as a tunic top, dress or long tunic-style dress. The tunic top pattern has been given the makeover to adapt to your style - choose boho or glamorous. The pattern has interchangeable sleeve, neck plackets and collars. There are expert tips to guide you and a gallery to inspire you. This is the best of ready-to-wear - one pattern- lots of options. Tunics are so comfortable to wear, but when I am shopping, I find them in polyester or silk, and the latter are expensive. Besides I like to make my own and with this book, I can get the fit right, choose my own fabric and change the look. You'll find Elements of The Tunic; Putting It All Together and Sewing Tutorials in this book. Excellent photos show you the options, fabrics, embellishments and styles that are possible. There are some fantastic examples including using lace. At a glance, you will see pattern and fabric requirements. Measurements are given in yards and metres. I love the detailed instructions with easy-to-follow photos. This book could be used by the beginner upwards. Pattern pieces are included. Highly recommended. yarnsandfabrics.co.uk, 11/30/2016 Discover the only tunic pattern you'll ever need! The Tunic Bible teaches you everything you need to know about this classic garment. Fit the included pattern once, and then use the wide range of variations found in the book to make an entire closet worth of tunics and dresses for every occasion. The gallery of tunics inside provides endless inspiration for using different collars, sleeves, and trims to make each garment uniqueand uniquely you. Sew News, April/May 2017