Sunday, February 9, 2014

Anouk by Victory Patterns

The Anouk by Victory Patterns: this shirt has been finished for at least a month.  I've just been waiting for some sunshine to peek its head so that I could take photos.

I made version 2, the tunic.  I cut the bust along the 35 1/2 cm. pattern because the finished size is 37 1/2 cm, which is my size.  I perhaps could have gone up a size because it is tight across the shoulders and upper back.  Although I think next time I'll use the same size and simply take out less fabric with the back pin tucks.

I paired a white, embroidered fabric that I got from my friend Indira with an Alexander Henry fabric called Oxford Butterfly.  I think it's a cotton lawn from the Fulham Road collection.  And I used vintage buttons that I bought on Etsy.

I am definitely making more versions of this.  I'd like to make the dress, both with and without sleeves.  And I'd like another version of the tunic.  I guess you could say that I'm pretty happy with the pattern!


The overall effect is a little more prairie girl than I was going for.  I played it up deliberately here for the pics, with my cowboy boots.  But I had originally thought the result would be more sophisticated.  Still, I like it.  I've already worn it nearly once a week since I finished it.  I normally pair it with a belt, as above, because otherwise I think it makes me look pregnant.  I included a picture in the collage, just so you can see the difference.

As far as technical remarks, I don't really have any.  I think the pattern is well-drafted and the instructions are well-written.  I'm a fan of the brand and I got myself several patterns for Christmas: the Ava and the Nicola.  But honestly I love all the patterns!

10 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I love it on you! I'm really a huge fan of Victory Patterns- I'm thinking I should download this one!

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  2. It turned out amazing!! Such a nice details!

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  3. It looks lovely, i like your fabric choices. I have almost finished my first Victory pattern (Lola) and am tempted to try more! xx

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  4. It looks good on you and really suits you. I like that the white makes the details pop.

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  5. Thanks everybody! I'm wearing it again today! :)

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  6. I love this tunic. Such nice details. Really pretty and very interesting design-wise.

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  7. Awesome, I love it, great job!

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    1. Thanks Indira - as you can see, I'm finally dipping into the fabrics you gave me! :)

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  8. Oh, it's lovely! Such a cute pattern and I love your fabric choice!

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