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Project

Mint Tunic Shirt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I have always wanted to make this pattern, and I purchased some shirting from Gorgeous Fabrics America, which looked as if it would do the trick. I really like the asymetrical seam detailing on the body of the shirt, and the tower placket cuff - also the collar adds a twist to the traditional shirt. What advice would you give someone starting this project? The pattern is challenging, the collar is unusual, but it's nice to have a pattern that makes you think occasionally.

What you will need

  • Stretch cotton
  • thread
  • Vogue 1204 Issey Miyake pattern

Q&A with Pohutukawa

Pam Howard asked:
Hello! Issey Miyake designs are vey interesting and can be challenging, but don't you love a challenge from time to time? You've done a fantastic job and will love wearing this great looking shirt! Thanks for the inspiration :-)) Pam
Pohutukawa answered:
Thanks Pam, as always little bits of your class chimed in when I needed them. Thanks for your inspiration!
Pat Mitchell asked:
Marvelous top, love all the details.
Pohutukawa answered:
Thanks Pat!
Aunty Gator asked:
i have this pattern and have been putting off making it, maybe I will give it a shot
Pohutukawa answered:
Good on you, I would love to see a pic when you are finished. The collar stand needs a little thought but otherwise it is pretty easy,
Sarg asked:
So unusual. I love seeing your work. You are a clever lady. Thank you for posting.
Pohutukawa answered:
Thanks!
s amlani asked:
Just beautiful. Again and again you inspire me. I love the nice dose of summer in your back ground as well. We have hit the grey time of year in Michigan.
Pohutukawa answered:
Thanks, I love summer, we have had some changeable weather though. My shirt is great to wear, I'm making another Issey pattern. Will post pics soon.