|Pattern Description: Misses Tunic: Loose-fitting, pullover tunic has collar or hood, shaped hemline, narrow hem and snap closing.|
I made view B with changes.
Pattern Sizing: Y(XS, S, M), ZZ(L, XL, XXL)
I made the Small which corresponds to 8-10, my usual sizing.
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? The instructions are fine, but I went rogue. LOL
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like this pattern for it's easy, quick tunics that can be made into many different looks.
Fabric Used: From EOS 'Italian Wool Fleece Knit...medium weight sweater knit with a soft drape that has body. Fleecy on the face, more of a flat knit on the reverse'. The color is Oatmeal Heather and I bought this in October.
The fur was also purchased at EOS last January. Described as 'Italian spotty pelted long hair faux fur', I got it to make a vest. I used very little for this collar so there is still plenty left to do the vest.
I used threads from Superior...So Fine 50 for construction and Tire Silk Buttonhole Twist for the blanket stitching on the flap.
I used knit tricot interfacing from Fashion Sewing Supply.
Button from stash but I'm sure I got it at JoAnn's.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I used small squares of interfacing in a couple places...the corner in step 2 where you reinforce and clip to; and where I attached the button...all for stability.
I did not add the front pocket.
I used fur for the front half of the collar. To cut the fur, cut it from the back, trying not to catch the hairs. Then pull apart. This is what it looks like when clipped. This makes it much easier to sew and also looks neater. That's the best tip I have about sewing with fur.
I did not do the topstitching on the front flap. Instead I did a blanket stitch using the buttonhole twist, and I caught the layer underneath about half-way down.
I made a simple tie belt because I thought the look needed it.
I added stay tape to the shoulder seams, and serged all the seam allowances.
I also sewed the sleeves in flat.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I doubt I will make this one again but you never know.
I would recommend it.
Conclusion: This makes a nice easy tunic that you can use a multitude of fabrics with, depending on the look you're going for.
I will wear this over a t-neck or long-sleeved tee and will be cozy warm in our snowy Michigan weather! LOL