OK, I am in love with this knit tunic pattern. And I had to wait to get it - it's out of print and has been in my wishlist for a long time because OOP patterns are so expensive. Finally, BMV put all their OOP's on sale. And it's mine!
I think all the choices are wonderful - something for every season and time of day. And lots of opportunity for mixing things up.
- I sewed the size Medium (12-14), my usual in the Big 4.
- The fabric is Goldenrod Sew Classic cotton/poly interlock knit from JoAnns.
- I removed acreage from the center back seam and both side seams, from the bottom edge and cured up, to take out a bit of the swing in the skirt.
- And I added a bit at the mid-torso for ease in the bust and waistline.
This is an uncomplicated redraft, because the swing is so apparent on the pattern pieces.
Here's my muslin, the sleeveless version, done in a very lightweight rayon/cotton knit. What a fun change from a tank or tee. IMHO the higher neckline and swing in the skirt really add punch to this pattern.
If you look closely, you'll see a PATCH on the skirt back :-) I got the whole thing sewn and found a small hole in the fabric. Made lemonade...decided it's a design feature.
I'm so happy with this pattern - I've already cut out 2 more with the sleeves. It's incredibly comfortable, a great length, and I feel pretty in it.
I got turned out of bed at 3:30 this morning to take Darrin and Ashley to the airport! They're half-way across the country by now, sleeping I'm sure.
I'm writing in company with Kitty Nikita and Kitty Callisto - we have Wimbledon tennis on the tube. Perfect day. Wishing you one as well.
Edited 7/11/2015...it's back in print! Just saw it on BMV.com