The internet never fails to spur my creativity. I stumbled upon a few images of Amy Butler's Anna Tunic Top pattern in vintage fabric and decided it was worth a try. Now I know I have said this before but I am always amazed at the price of these patterns. My mind was made up so I coughed up the cash and settled in at the sewing machine.
It really didn't look all that difficult. A few illustrations were drawn for each step. I felt rather comfortable.
This fantastic hanky like fabric is a vintage find from Etsy. I love the sheer weight and the breezy pattern. Perfect for this pattern as it calls for lining the bodice anyway.
Then came this yoke collar that just had me in fits. Constant pinning and resetting. Making sure not to catch the under fabric. Seams that didn't match up had to be re-sewn. After I did finish it to my liking it ended up being quite tight under the arms. Grrrr!
These are the oh so cute details that drew me to the pattern. Vintage buttons and fabric tabs. Make the back stand out.
Hip hugging belt with bow to give it more shape.
Probably won't be picking up another Amy Butler pattern anytime soon. For the price I could have gotten a few Simplicities with a lot more directions. This was not as true to size as I had hoped.
(It ran too small)
Or I should steer clear of yoke collars!