|Vogue 8831 the perfect choice for this incredibly cool cat print from Marcy Tilton! |
Here is the description from the back of the envelope: Misses' top and tunic: Close-fitting, pullover tops and tunic have double layered, draped collar, side front and side back seams, stitched hems. C: narrow hem, back longer than front (wrong side shows). A, B, C, D cup sizes.
This pattern calls for two-way stretch knits: rayon, spandex, cotton spandex, wool spandex. This pattern is rated as very easy, and it certainly is!
Sizing for this pattern runs: A5 (6 to 14) or E5 (14 to 22). I made a 14.
I believe my finished tunic looks pretty much like the envelope. I think the longer hemline in the back is far more pronounced on my tunic than what the pattern drawing shows.
As I said earlier, I used a fantasticly yummy knit from Marcy Tilton. I only had two yards and the tunic with long sleeves required 2 1/8 yard. I really wanted the tunic so I made the sleeves 3/4 length to compensate for my lack of yardage. I also had to cut the center back piece without the fold, so I do have a seam that runs right down the middle of the back. I am ok with it, it doesn't really show that much with the busy print I used.
This pattern is really well drafted and everything fit together well. In addition to having to cut the center back piece as two halves rather than on the fold, I made my usualy 1/2 sway-back alteration by taking fold in the pattern piece at the waistline. Since this is a rather stretchy knit, it was easy to just stretch the front to accommodate the back's shorter length.
Like kidmd, I found the neckline to be a little low, but nothing that a lace cami can't take care of. I like the contrast of the lace with the roar of the cat print! I thought you'd be able to see the lace peek out in the photo, but you can't.
This is going to quickly become a tnt for me. It feels good as I wear it, fits well, and is a great length for a tunic. With the three sleeve lengths, there is enough variety for all seasons. I really like the length in the back, it covers everything that needs covered and then some.
Snatch up this pattern! This is one of those patterns with a somewhat dull looking cover, so don't pass it up because of how boring it appears to be!
Thanks for reading!
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