Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Paneled Pembrokes

I love this pattern.  I've made six of them because they work for me and because they're so good at highlighting fabric and you know how much I love fabric! I've sewn this top in solids and prints. Using thick and thin knit fabrics. I started wearing my versions earlier in the fall and realized I needed to add a few more to my wardrobe.

I saw these panel prints on Marcy's site in early January. When I found them, I knew that they would either be a Pembroke or a Concord Tee. I went with Pembrokes because I need long sleeve tops and a little warmth now. Also since I'm still working from home they will make great zoom tops. 

These particular Pembrokes are all about the fabric. The way the panels are printed afforded me the opportunity to use them creatively which was my challenge. Here's a little video I shot when I finished the first one.

Jubilee Cotton/Lycra French Knit Panel ~ Pembroke Panel One

I purchased two of these panels and only used one to make my Pembroke.  Will probably make a Concord Tee with the remaining panel. I color blocked this one with some black jersey knit I had from Fabric Mart. I wanted to make the print on the panel pop. Other than the color blocking there are no new construction techniques.



Temple Garden Cotton/Lycra French Knit Panel ~ Pembroke Panel 2

I was drawn to this panel first because I loved the look of the temples. This panel is also slightly longer than the abstract panel above. Again I purchased 2 panels. Because of this I was able to get all of the Pembroke tunic pattern pieces cut from the panels. The only change was that I had to shorten the length of the cowl by 1.5". I think it's barely noticeable.

By placing the design squarely in the center front and back, I ended up with a temple right between my breasts which adds to the optical illusion. An illusion that the black sides and sleeves also give to the top.




Worn with my black hoodie

These were quick sews, made by the fabric and totally perfect for my wardrobe. While they don't fit into my blue themed wardrobe, they do work for my lifestyle. Honestly I have another one on the cutting table in a solid white knit which will work with my blue themed wardrobe.  That will show up here sooner or later!


...as always more later!



21 comments:

  1. Love these, especially the Jubilee panel! :)

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  2. They are beautiful. I love the temple top ��

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  3. I don't often think "I must buy that fabric," but you tend to have that effect on me!!

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  4. That Jubilee too is stunning! It reminds me of kimono tefashions. What a beautiful top.

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  5. Stunning! I love your tops and had to go to the site to see the others and the pattern recommendations. I have sworn off buying more fabric until I have time to sew but these may just find a way to my home ....

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  6. What you have done with that floral panel is absolutely stunning. Wow do you look great!

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  7. Love the shirts, you're so talent : )

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  8. i like the tops a lot. the diagonal lines on the jubilee treatment add interest to an already pretty
    garment.--anne

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  9. Very nice tops which, when paired with leggings, make nice-fitting outfits which look both comfortable and stylish. Thanks for posting; I love to see your makes!

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  10. Your reign as Queen of panel/border print sewing continues. These are spectacularšŸ¤©

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  11. It is so nice to sew something that just works in your wardrobe! They look great! I love how you use border prints so effectively.

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  12. Dear Marcy Tilton,
    This blog leads me straight to buying fabric on your website. Give this person a commission, as she enables my spending at your website.
    Slightly Poorer But Happier,
    Stephanie

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  13. These are just amazing! You really have a good eye for using unique fabrics.

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  14. Love them, you look so chic in those outfits
    J

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  15. Love these items in you. You take my fair away from sewing with panels.

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  16. These couldn't be any better. I can totally see the white pembroke under the denim verano. g

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  17. I love how you used the Tilton panels. These tops are so striking.

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  18. I saw these on the Cashmerette newsletter. They are both fabulous! I love the black one with the Jubilee print panel. Absolutely gorgeous and suits you so well.

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  19. I love these! The colors on the Jubilee print are so great.

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