I have a magazine with this pattern, Burdastyle 12-2012-112, but the issues seem to differ in EU and US. So I give the link to the downloadable instead.
Pattern Description: The cut of the tunic is clear and simple so that this lovely pattern can unfold on the silk satin. It is slightly flared and has a broad neckline with a standing collar and a loop fastening. Three quarter sleeves make it especially comfy.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Not much of instructions, I'd say. I don't follow them and the pattern is easy so that's fine.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the bust darts that shapes the top a bit. Also, the 3/4 sleeves and the simplicity of the pattern.
Fabric Used: The fabric recommendation is lightweight silks but I wanted to create something that's easy to wash. I used cotton batiste which is printed cross-wise, so the pieces are cut in that direction. The fabric was a bit out of grain and the print was not exact on grain either which took some time to handle. The cutting is probably the most time consuming part of this tunic, which is due to the choice of fabric.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I omitted the collar and used self-fabric to stabilize the interfacing. Märit wanted the tunic to be 89 cm and it can be worn as a dress. The neck interfacing is cut from the solid dark purple parts of the fabric. A glimpse of the interfacing can be seen and the solid color makes the neck area less busy. My DD decided on no button.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would sew it again and I definitely recommend it.
This is a sheer cotton tunic for my daughter. It is unlined despite that the fabric is a tiny bit see-through. The tunic is meant for warm summer days and if my DD wants to, it can be used with a slip. I love the print and it was so nice to sew something simple.
The tunic was finished in a hurry and on the pic the hem is not yet press. There are even some pins left finished tunic