One of the great things about the new Terra Tunic is the variety of fabrics it can be made from. Unlike the popular Laundry Day Tee, the Terra Tunic does not require a certain amount of drape to look flattering. Pull out your double knits and cotton/lyrca– the Terra Tunic is an excellent pattern for those!
Terra Tunic fabric recommendations are medium weight knits with at least 25% stretch such as french terry, ponte, sweater knit, double knits, cotton/lycra, and polyester blends.
I say this so often but it bears repeating: the look of any garment will change depending on the fabric type, this applies to the Terra Tunic as well.
For example, a looser sweater knit will fit and look bigger than when you use something more stable like a cotton/lycra. Let me illustrate with the following images. Both size medium with no adjustments.
You can see the cotton/lycra is more fitted by far than the french terry. The brushed poly is also more fitted than the sweater knit. In addition, I found the sweater knit and french terry to hang longer than the other two types so definitely take that into consideration. I would even go so far as to say the cotton/lyrca and double brushed poly to fit more like a shirt than a tunic.
Terra Tunic fabric sources for the above images:
- Knitpop: gray striped rayon blend french terry
- Hawthorne Threads: Stitched Anthomania by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery cotton/lycra
- Sly Fox: Navy & rust boho double brushed poly
- LDG Textiles: hacci slub sweater knit
My testers did such a great job sewing up their Terra Tunics. They had so much fun finding just the right fabric and sewing up different views. I only require my testers to sew up one test but I think every one of them did several! You know you’ve got something good when the testers are excited about it. Check out a few of them below.
From top to bottom, left to right:
- Courtney sewed up a couple in sweater knit & linen rayon, both with the v-neck.
- Mac will brighten your day in her mustard brushed poly funnel neck. She even did the welt pockets!
- Liesel sewed up hers in a sweater knit and double brushed poly from So Sew English and.
- Kristin wins the award to stripe matching! She sewed her asymmetrical collar in a striped sweater knit and totally nailed it!
- Nadine sewed up three versions of the Terra Tunic. She did such a great job with her v-neck.
- Kelly of Handmade Boy never disappoints with her creations and the Terra Tunic was no exception! Check out her elbow patches!
- Alex sewed up her Terra in brushed poly and added welt pockets. Proof positive that this tunic looks awesome on all figures. But really, have you ever seen Alex model something that *didn’t* look awesome??
- Tiahna sewed up her funnel neck view in sweater knit from So Sew English and added welt pockets. So pretty!
- Stacey sewed up two v-neck hooded versions during testing. She did such a great job with that V!
- And finally, we come to Kimberly. Doesn’t she look like she just stepped out of a magazine?? She sewed up a couple of gorgeous boatneck versions with elbow patches.
Don’t forget to grab your copy while it’s still on sale.