|Simplicity: 4149 - Type:Easy to Sew |
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|Posted on:||9/6/13 8:04 PM |
Simplicity Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Women's Tunic|
Pattern Sizing:10-18 (I cut the 16 with modifications)
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
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I wish the pattern had included instructions for sewing a contrasting placket. It took me awhile to figure out how to turn the inside facing into an outside placket!
Fabric Used: A really soft, almost flannel feeling woven plaid cotton with a running stitch detail. I bought it for a scarf, but it turned into tunic!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: After making my "muslin", I shortened the bodice front and back about an inch just above the bust dart, and cut along the size 12 cutting lines on both the sleeve and shoulder to raise the shoulder seam.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? This easy-to-wear tunic cuts and sews together very quickly, so I plan on making it again. Will be keeping my eye out in my new favorite haunt, the Downtown LA Fabric District, for high quality; interesting fabrics.
Conclusion: I made a preliminary attempt with a light striped cotton lawn and decided to trim the placket with a contrasting Liberty of London print salvaged from an old men's shirt. I thought I was being so creative. But it was quite ill fitting (bust dart too low, droopy shoulders). Plus I wasn't at all happy with my fabric combo. (Lesson learned: don't mix prints when one has a white background and the other background is cream colored.) So that 1st attempt ended up serving as my "muslin." But I took what I learned, modified the pattern, and tried again with the plaid, and think I'll wear this a lot this fall.
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