Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Roses & Black Lace Tunic

(before I found a black belt to wear with it)

Finished sewing up this tunic for myself started during Selfish Sewing Week! I'm very pleased with how it turned out, especially as most ready-to-wear tunics end up being less tunic and more shirt with odd waist placement on me... YAY for getting back into sewing for myself!!

Pattern: New Look 6915, view D
Size: 12 (even though I measure their size 16!!)
Fabric: Roses and black lace print

Fairly simple pattern. I think this style only works for me because I'm tall and have a small bust. It could very easily look boxy or shapeless. The front is cut on the bias and has pleats at the shoulders to help with the draping. I adjusted the pattern for length by adding 2" above the marked waistline casing. The only issue I find with this style is that it slips around a lot on the shoulders. Otherwise it's just how I pictured it!

Here is my only pic so far with a belt: