The Stash contained a beautiful basketweave textured natural colored silk. Perfect for a long tunic to wear over capri-leggings as the weather warms up.
The tunic envisioned had a curved hem, a placket, a back yoke, and a not-overly-oversized width. Sleeves or sleeveless had not yet been determined.
So off to shop for a pattern as the Pattern Stash could not help.
Purchased Vogue 8951, as it was not overly-oversized, but missed that all important term “Moderate Stretch Knits.”
So Simplicity 1694 with its curved hem and back yoke was the next choice.
Cut the body narrower and added a dart for shaping. Did not incorporate the button band or collar.
The result was far from the intention – it fit like a basketball player’s jersey! A humongous basketball player’s jersey. The armholes went to my waist!
Much re-cutting and fitting was required.
The final decision was sleeveless and no placket. The tunic was sewn with French Seams. A simple bias binding edged the armholes and neckline.
The fabric was a dream to work with – although cutting the pieces so that the basketweave was straight was a bit of a challenge.
The wire figure I used to model the tunic creates a less than flattering image – especially the side photo.
But the side view does show the longer length in back and the shaping dart. The width is quite narrow compared to the original pattern.
I wish I had kept better record of the re-cutting and fitting. I would wear more of these.
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