|The Maker's Journal: The Tunic (The Tunic) - Type:Dresses |
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|Posted on:||8/27/13 7:11 AM |
Pattern Info provided by ajhewing
|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|Fabric:||Viscose Jersey [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: "A relaxed and versatile basic that's quick and easy to make. Wear it as a dress or top, belted, tucked in or loose and free."|
Pattern Sizing: Australian sizes 8-14. I made the size 10.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, very.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The twisted jersey neckband (and armbands) give this basic jersey dress just the right amount of interest.
Fabric Used: I'm guessing it's a viscose/eslastane, but I'm not sure.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I narrowed the neckline at both shoulders by 1 inch. The neckline depth is as per the pattern. I lengthen the bottom hem by 3 1/2 inches. The instructions suggest you leave the bottom hem raw, but I overlocked it, folded it 1/2 inch towards to the wrong side of the fabric and secured with a twin needle.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I made the dress to wear on an upcoming beach holiday. It was a quick and easy make and I think it's very wearable. I would recommend this pattern to others.
Conclusion: For me this is the a perfect-throw-it-on-and-head-to-the-beach kind of dress. But I think it will also get worn on those super hot summer days when you'd rather be wearing nothing!
More info and photos on my blog.