With slightly belled sleeves, textured lace trim, and an ombre floral knit fabric, this tunic was destined to be a winner.
We had plans to see Little River Band and the day before the event I had one of those "I want to wear something cute, trendy, casual and comfy and I don't own anything like that!"moments. (Side note: that's actually not true, I really just wanted something new!)
So, I made a quick stop to the local JoAnn Fabrics store and picked up Vogue 9270 and almost two yards of this lightweight, ombre floral print knit fabric (which was all that was left on the bolt). The fabric was not on sale, but I was able to use a 40% off coupon, which made it reasonably priced.
The upper and lower portions of the sleeve are cut separately. That worked in my favor as I barely had enough fabric to cut this out. The pattern calls for 3" wide lace, but I used a beautiful textured flat black lace that was only 2" wide since I already had it in my stash. The lace is added while the sleeve is flat. It is sewn over the seam attaching the upper sleeve to the lower sleeve. The instructions have you add the lace to the bottom of the sleeve before stitching the sleeve seam, but I added the sleeve hem lace at the end instead.