|Vogue Patterns: 1255 (Misses Dress) - Type:Tops |
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|Pattern Rating:||Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers |
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|Fabric:||Rayon [See other projects in this fabric]|
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I wanted a tunic to wear over leggings and liked the soft lines of this tunic/dress. So I made a very abbreviated version of this tunic in a crinkly rayon with a lot of movement-but I will make it again in sari silk.
So I avoided many features, such as the ruffles. Also I prefer tunics that don't get cinched at the waist, so made the front pieces less wide -removed the fabric for two of the tucks (about 2 1/2 inches) and then made two 3/8 inch tucks-more like pin tucks. Then did not do as full a gathered waist-just a short area of gathers on each side of waist. The tunic looks fairly straight when worn with a hint of a waist.
I also decided to make this a pullover-so did not do the front opening with buttons-only made an opening down to bottom of "neck". I know how to do the loop button holes-just couldn't be bothered when I realized this could work as a pullover.
I made the sleeves just a tad less full at the wrists .And of course shortened them because I have very short arms.
I did not add the bottom bands because I liked the length without them. But I will add them next time, so that would mean shortening the main pieces before adding the band. I think the band would add a great deal of weight when I make this next, which will be with some sari silk, very light weight . I may use some of the hem of the sari material to make the bands or the inserts at the side.
I am fascinated by the drape of this pattern-it works very well for a soft material and the secret is in the dart that comes down on an angle from the front shoulder seam. This paired with the neck opening which starts as a slit in the fabric, NOT a properly drafted neck opening, means that the whole front has a soft drape from the shoulders-very different and very flattering. I love it-never have seen a pattern like this before.
I will definitely make this pattern again, probably with the hem bands, but keeping the other changes as above-cutting the front less wide, no buttons, no ruffles. I have been looking for a pattern for some time to make a tunic from a beautiful flowered silk sari, where I might incorporate some of the beautiful borders in the finished garment, but did not want to make the classic Indian khurta top which is kind of shapeless and boring. So I think I have found my sari project, finally.
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