Papercut flutter tunics (one with Nani Iro, one with Basil the pug)

Back from a lovely Fiji break. I did lots of pre-holiday sewing and got to take quite a few photos of the new makes in action. First up the Flutter dress/tunic. This one is a winner!

Kirsty and Lizzy have both made lovely versions of Papercut’s Flutter tunic. I picked up some Nani Iro in the Tessuti sale that I thought would be perfect.

The fabric is a double muslin ( I didn’t know what double muslin was. It’s interesting, quite fine and light, but 2 layers of  ….well…. muslin :)).

It’s quite narrow , only 110 cm wide, so you can see the selvedge with Naomi Ito’s name at the centre back seam. I don’t mind it at all, she is an artist after all, and an artist signs their work.


A really quick make. I finished the neck and sleeves with self-bias, under-stitching, folding it to the wrong side. It’s a nice clean finish. wpid-20150830_122726.jpg



I’m a bit in love with the buttery soft Nani Iro double muslin, it feels so lovely to wear. 


And here’s  one I made earlier, for my daughter, in a  drapey  silk-cotton. This flutter dress is finished with ready made polka dot bias, because……. well polka dots…. as well as easier than making the bias myself with the  silk-cotton. Lovely as it is, it is a bit slippery and slidey.

barbarajanemade flutter dress

Not much hanger appeal, much better in real-life, especially real-life with pug. Here M has styled it for winter, complete with matching pup. #puglyfe


I really like this dress, the flutter sleeves are fun and I like the low v-back. It’s a quick make, perfect to show off pretty fabric. I can see at least another version before the summer down under is over.  Have you got any summer/winter sewing plans yet?



14 thoughts on “Papercut flutter tunics (one with Nani Iro, one with Basil the pug)

  1. Lovely!!! I see you used bias as a facing rather than as an exposed binding on the neckline. Did you have to make any changes to those seam lines? I think the pattern calls for exposed binding? I’m not keen on that look so would probably go the same way you did. Any advice??


    • Thanks Jillian! I tend not to read instructions! Only realised later that the pattern picture had exposed binding, though agree I think I prefer binding as facing. I used the method Tessuti use, in say the Sophie dress, it’s very neat and easy. I didnt make any changes to the pattern (other than that) and made a medium,for me and my daughter, oh I did add around 10 cm to the length of mine. I think short looks great for those who can do it, compensates a bit for,the overall boxiness.


      • Thanks so much Barbara! I just purchased the PDF so I’m going to do a toile. Never worked with Papercut patterns before and not sure how the fit will be on me. I notice that the seam allowance for the neckline is only 5mm anyway so it won’t change the neckline if you do the bias as facing, so that’s the way I’ll go. I’m thinking short isn’t a bad idea given it’s a very “blocky” shape 🙂

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