I’m always a bit hesitant making patterns that are voluminous but this Paco Peralta Tunic, Vogue 1550, is a stunner! I wanted something sheer and lightweight for summer and this fits the bill perfectly. I’ve been wearing this with leggings quite a bit. It’s artsy and elegant but still comfortable out playing with the kids or out for the weekend.
I’m so thrilled with how this turned out-especially as a wearable muslin. For my first go at this pattern I went with the shorter length to make use of some gifted fabric one of the ladies at ASG was destashing. It’s a wide panel of semi sheer deep blue linen like fabric. I had just enough fabric to make this length since the yardage was nice and wide. The prettiest feature is the inset panel down center front. I used what I had on hand- sheer lavender curtains my mom gave me. The organza really makes this piece special. I love the little pop of color the lavender adds.
All the Details:
Vogue Designer Original 1550 Paco Peralta Barcelona
Tunic View A, Size 12 (my measurements put me in a 14 but I like less ease so usually make a 12)
Main Fabric- a deep blue linen like blend, gifted from one of the ladies at ASG-they’re the best!
Organza Insert- a lavender sheer from a thrifted curtain.
I cut this in a straight size 12-my regular size in Vogue- with no alterations. The fit is spot on. I like that this is fitted through the bust and back and then flairs out. I also like the shape/angle of the back neck. This was relatively easy to sew. Just a simple shape with mitered corners on the side split hems, facings and the insert panel. The trickiest part was keeping the insert perfectly spaced, especially since it’s cut on the bias and wants to pull. Next time I’ll stay-stich the center piece before sewing it on. For this one I sewed mine to one side and then used my feet to space out the other side to keep it even.
I’d love to try this in a silk or rayon for a drapier look. I definitely will make another in this length and the longer view. Tunic’s just seem like the perfect choice for summer. The longer version would be a lovely beach pool cover-up. The pants pattern looks quite nice too but I wouldn’t pair them with the tunic myself.
We’re in the last stretch of summer here and I’m enjoying these relaxing dog days of summer with the kids. We did a ton of activities at the start of vacation and now have a nice relaxing schedule that’s working well. Mornings at the pool, trips to the nature center and library and reading and crafts/games at home. Plus beach trips on the weekend! I’m really looking forward to back to school for the kids and back to work for me! I need some time to myself and some adult conversation! Just 3 weeks to go!
I just finished planning out my fall wardrobe and can’t wait to start making. I also still have a ton of summer looks to share: wrap voile pants, linen culottes, a sheer embroidered Odgen cami, another Charlie Caftan (the short version), as well as the most gorgeous silk topper (shared here on Instagram!) It’s been hard taking pictures and finding time to blog with the heat and the kids home but I’ll catch up shortly! Hope you’re all enjoying summer!