The Pemberly Tunic and Dress from Love Notions is one of my favorite top patterns! I shared my color-blocked dress last fall and now I’m sharing a flutter sleeved one for the Love of Dresses and Tunics tour.
I’ve been pretty vocal about how much I don’t like purple and I’m afraid I’m having to eat my words right now… I found this amazing fabric at Joann’s and HAD to have it! I love how it turned out and I get so many compliments on it! Using the sparkly fabric for the sleeves really makes it feel fancy while still being wearable enough for every day.
I paired it with my Jade Skirt and flats but I’ve worn it with both skinny, straight, and bootcut jeans – it’s been in pretty heavy rotation lately!
Here’s a quick how-to for flutter sleeves – skip to the end to see the line up of amazing bloggers and the giveaway!
Then cut along the lines, starting at the bottom, to within 1/4″ of the top. Be careful not to cut completely through the pattern piece.I like to cut both sleeves at the same time so they are exactly the same, so I fold my fabric in half and then in half again. Place the sleeve piece on the fold and then slide the bottom edge only over about 1/4″ and pin the top and bottom in place. Then slide the bottom of the next section over about 1/2″ and pin. Continue on through all the sections, pinning as you go. If you want a more dramatic flare, you can open the sections up even more.