|Pattern Description: |
Long flowy halter top tunic. I made View C.
14-16-18-20. I cut a size 20, but had to make fit adjustments at the end.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
It sure did!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. If you enjoy the spatial puzzles that pattern drawings induce, look at Step 17, it was my favorite, hah!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I LOVED that this pattern came with versions for all cup sizes~ No bust adjustments necessary! Huzzah!
Polyester (92%) - lycra (8%) knit. Purchased online at either Fabric.com or fashionfabricclub.com. Lovely if slightly obnoxious geometric print in gray, blue, and black.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I edgestitched across the piece of the bodice that crossed in front of the other, securing it to the one behind it so as not to show people too much inadvertently!
The straps for View C were too long for me, I wound up folding them over a couple times before attaching the hook and eye pieces. From this perspective, one of the other views with a longer tie strap might be a better choice. That said I do love the visual of this thicker strap.
I cut the elastic for the back piece for a size 18, even though I made a size 20. I don't feel like elastic guides are accurate in most patterns. I was glad I cut it smaller, though I could have probably gone down to a size 16 for an even better fit.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes! In fact, a friend liked it so much she requested one. So I will probably sew it again soon. Finished this in a single afternoon, it was a very pleasant project to do.
Love this tunic! I have nothing in my closet like it, and it fits very well on a gal with a bit of extra hip! ;) For a more detailed review, please visit my blog: Quests of Quirkiness