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
This shapes great-I loves swishy tail!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Anne - me, too!Delete
The gold is really pretty on you.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much. I love this color, just happy.Delete
Those are such a good look for you, isn't it great when you find something so right?ReplyDelete
Thanks, Ann. And yes - I made 2 more (red and green) last week at my daughter's house! they're quick to sew on a serger.Delete
I love both of these and had to laugh about the patch -- I've had to do that more than once:) Also, thanks for the visual of how you altered the pattern -- very helpful. Enjoy babysitting the kitties!ReplyDelete
Angela, thank you! I had a good week, the kitties were fun and spent all their time with me - I'm flattered!Delete
Very flattering top! I can see why you want more.ReplyDelete
It looks nice with your alterations! I can't imagine it any other way.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Dorothy. Strange, isn't it, how just a small change makes such a difference in how something hangs.Delete
Oh wow, I'm bummed I didn't get that one on sale! What a great look! Enjoy your new tops!ReplyDelete
Thanks! and I checked again, because it's back in Butterick's regular rota! I added a note in the post above, but you might not have seen it. Now - when BMV puts Butterick on sale, it should be there...Delete
Those tops hang beautifully! No, that pattern shouldn't be OOP.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Judi. I added to my post, Butterick has put this back in print! good idea...Delete
Great tunic! It fits so beautifully.ReplyDelete
Love your tops & would definitely wear those. I have this pattern, don't know why I have tried it yet.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Beverly - I think this would look great on you!Delete
That's so funny- I just pulled this pattern out last weekend to make too! I will definitely incorporate your alterations into my version. You look wonderful in yellow!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Ann - can't wait to see your versions, your sewing is always so lovely.Delete
Thank you, Valerie. Are you cold down there? I read it's been cold...enjoy!ReplyDelete
Love this top. I have this pattern and was sort of "meh" about it until I saw your take on it. I now see several versions that I want to make.ReplyDelete