Pemberly Tunic – Love Notions Tour

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.

Love of Tunics and Dresses - Pemberly Tunic from Love Notions sewn by Friends Stitched TogetherThe flutter sleeves aren’t part of the pattern, but I have a few quick pictures at the end of the post to show you how easy they are ;)

Love of Tunics and Dresses - Pemberly Tunic from Love Notions sewn by Friends Stitched TogetherI’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.

Love of Tunics and Dresses - Pemberly Tunic from Love Notions sewn by Friends Stitched TogetherI just love the flattering cut of the Pemberly – it highlights the right spots and skims over the others. I think this tunic brings my total to three tunics and four dresses!

Love of Tunics and Dresses - Pemberly Tunic from Love Notions sewn by Friends Stitched TogetherI 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!

How to convert a sleeve to a flutter sleeve - Friends Stitched TogtherUsing the short sleeve pattern piece, draw lines parallel to the fold about 1.5″ apart.

12660239_10154584279258242_2131250062_nThen 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.How to convert a sleeve to a flutter sleeve - Friends Stitched TogtherI 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.

How to convert a sleeve to a flutter sleeve - Friends Stitched TogtherWhen you cut out the sleeves, you’ll want to cut the curves so they are smooth.

How to convert a sleeve to a flutter sleeve - Friends Stitched TogtherVoila! Continue as usual!

Love of Tunics and Dresses - Pemberly Tunic from Love Notions sewn by Friends Stitched Together

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22 comments

  1. Starly says:

    Gorgeous Amy!!! Love the Peacocks with the sparkly sleeves! That purple color looks great on you, and I’m sure others would too, Why the hate? haha I mostly wear all the colors except for stuff that makes me look ill, like white, or yellow close to my face. Pemberley is my new fav too. I made 2 recently and will make more when I have more fabric :P

    • Amy and Tasha says:

      I have no idea why I don’t like it!! LOL! It’s just never appealed to me! I’m trying to get over it, though… ;)

  2. Cassy Gobin says:

    Love the sleeve tip! I’ve been reading a lot on pattern drafting. I’ll be storing this bit of knowledge in my toolbox.

    I love purple, especially a deep color that you used! Looks great!

  3. Stephanie Jefferson says:

    I love this! I’ve been wondering how to do a flutter sleeve for this top. That fabric is divine too. And it is so flattering. Thanks for the tips!

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