Our NEW pattern – The Colette Tunic Top

It’s been nearly FIVE months (whaaaattt?!) since we released our last pattern so we are very excited to bring you the latest summery addition to our collection – the Colette Tunic Top Pattern

This comfortable, loose tunic top is the perfect beach cover-up or, in a shorter length, a light and cool summer top. The design features a yoke with four button closure, gathered centre front panel, panelled back and three quarter length raglan sleeves that are gathered onto a sleeve band.

I love this design SO much (there’s a reason why it’s called Colette 😉 and it’s a definite go-to style where my comfy summer wardrobe is concerned. It’s light, loose, airy and easy as well as giving great sun coverage too. This top version that you see pictured above and below (with Mama Silva!) was well worn and much loved during our recent trip to Greece. Unfortunately, this gorgeous paisley silk/cotton voile from our 2014 summer range is now sold out.  
This white version (fabric now sold out) gives you a clearer idea of the panelling detail.
Lisa’s version, pictured below, is made up in the tunic length. The fabric she used is our viscose/cotton blend voile, Tereo Blue (also available in Gold and Pink). When making hers, Lisa opted to leave off the buttonholes. She’s intending on wearing it pretty exclusively as a beach dress and liked the way it fell open to create a v-neck. As you’ll see from the photos below, it looks equally great with jeans and flats. 
Gabby’s version, pictured below, is made up in our silk/cotton voile Teal Gattina (also available in Antique). It was her personal (and more youthful!) preference to shorten the tunic length a little more.
Suitable fabrics for this tunic top include lightweight cotton voiles, lightweight eyelet cottons, silk/cotton voiles, rayon and viscose. Other suitable fabrics from our current range include: 
Swiss Dolce White and Black Floral
It’s been a long time between patterns so we hope it was worth the wait for you guys. Happy sewing and happy summer!