How about a visit to New York, London, Paris or Rome? All you have to do is wear this tunic and you’re there. I didn’t even have to leave my back yard.
The fabric is a cotton jersey knit and it’s super cool and comfortable. You can find it here. I wore this outfit to work and everybody was asking “where did you find that top?” I swear I get so much pleasure from that question. It makes me all happy and warm inside.
For the tunic I used Simplicity 8059 View A. You can find it here. I’ve been obsessed with high – low tops and dresses for the past 2 seasons. I decided to switch things up a bit and go asymmetrical and I think I like it.
This was a very easy project. Just sew , serge and use the twin needle for the double stitch and you’re done. I threw on a silver necklace just to create a bit of interest. You don’t need to do much – I wanted to add a little bling.
I really like the banded neckline detail. I think it takes this top up a notch.
The fabric is very forgiving and it has great recovery. In other words, it snaps back and doesn’t stretch out.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you give this pattern and fabric a try. I promise you will love it. See you soon…..
SewVeStyle by Venita Elaine
55 thoughts on “Asymmetrical Fashion Trip”
Very fun top! Your neckband looks so professional.
Thank you Audrey.
I knew this blog would be dangerous. I need to have a top made with this fabric right now! Yours is gorgeous on you.
Thank you ma’am. I’ve already seen a few things that I’m adding to my list. We’ll have to pace ourselves.
Love, love, love that fabric. I may just have to order some when I get home today.
Thank you Sharon – order it you won’t be disappointed. 🙂
I think it is divine!!!!
Thank you Renee 🙂
This is soon cute. I’m now inspired to sew asymmetrical tops and dresses. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks Monica 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you make.
Love the asymmetrical look and what a great fabric choice!
Thank you Laura 🙂 The fabric is so much fun – I don’t have anything like it in my stash and it was a delight to work with.
Congratulations Ve you are so deserving! You and that fabric gave a pattern I had overlooked sooooo. much style and interest that I think I want to make it too.
🙂 Hey Faye – thank you so much. Gurl you better find that pattern and “werk”
Looks great with those white pants!
Thank you Sheri – I love white pants…. 🙂
congratulations Ms V. That top is adorable.
Awwhhh thank you Vicki 🙂
Your top looks great! I like the asymmetrical look, but I worry it makes me look even shorter than I already am. Maybe it is time to give it a try!
Thank you Stephanie 🙂 Give it a try – if you are short just adjust the pattern length at the waist and maybe pick a solid vs a print fabric.
That’s so fab – love the print!
Thank you DebM 🙂
I love the fabric and the detail on the neckline.
Thanks Eyvette! Make sure you officially enter the giveway:
It looks great! Fun Fabric!
Thanks Karen. I fell in love with the fabric the moment I saw it and it feels soooooo good.
Make sure you officially enter the giveaway: https://blog.califabrics.com/1543-2/
Gon Ms. V!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! and I’m totally loving your top!!!!!
Hey Gurl…thank you so much. Make sure you officially enter the giveaway.
Such a great top!
Thanks Heather! A little nervous being in the first wave but we’ll survive. Hug the furbabies for me.
Hi,such a neat looking top! Thanks for your blog>love it! Thanks too, for a Grand Giveaway !
Thanks Linda – so glad you stopped by. The giveaway is courtesy of Califabrics so make sure you official enter.
THANK YOU !
I love this top on you, and the fabric is to die for! I did a little hacking with this pattern when I made it. I had a great striped Jersey blend, and I wanted to have the stripes go the way of the hem, on the bias! Uhoh! So to control the stretch, underlined with very light weight ITY, not on the bias, and it turned out perfectly. I was by hand, and have done some little stitches here and there, hidden by the stripes, but it is very striking. As l am a Curvy Chick, it evens hides a little of the extra me! Thanks for sharing
Ooohhh I would love to see what you did with it. I know exactly what you mean about curves. I have to modify everything I make so when I find a fabric with enough body and stretch to make it around the hips….I’m a happy girl. 🙂
Make sure you officially enter the drawing
Hi Melody 🙂 I’m all about the hack. Sometimes you have to do what’s needed to get the look you want. Would love to see what you did with the pattern.
I love this top! I’ve been wanting to make something like this and you’ve inspired me to get it done!
Hey Tia – thanks and show me what you make. I love to see different interpretations and techniques. Make sure you officially enter the giveaway. Think of how much you can buy if you win. 🙂
I love this fabric and the pattern you used to make this top. Looks great on you!
Thank you 🙂 DanvilleGirl.
Really love the print words and I think the asymmetrical cut is a really nice refresh from the hi-lo. The sleeve length is also perfect! Great work on this pattern and inspiring us to sew!
Thank you so much 🙂 The fabric print is what make the top so special. Give it a try – I’d love to see what you make.
Beautiful top! I love sewing with knits because they are so quick & easy. This is definitely a top I’d like to incorporate into my fall/winter wardrobe! Thanks!
Thank you Karirae – lovely name. It’s a perfect transition top and can easily take you from Summer to Fall.
You look so cool in your tunic!!
Thank you 🙂
Love your style! now I will have to have a tunic like yours. thanks for sharing.
Thank you Marie – would love to see what you make.
Cute top! I love asymmetrical hems, too – they give a garment that extra “oomph!”
Thank you Red! Love your name.
I love that material and the the style of your shirt.
Thank you Peggy.
Great top and I love an asymmetrical hemline. I’ve been making tanks with this same look. Great fabric and thanks for calling out a new-to-me fabric co.
Thank you Amy! The addition of sleeves will easily take you into fall. Be sure to grab that fabric – you wont be disappointed.
What a fabulous top! I love the neckline and that print.