I’ve been pattern testing a lot lately, but I cannot show most of them yet 😉 !
As per usual with Wardrobe by Me, this pattern is layered. That means no need to print all the size,s you just check the size(s) you need.
The following options are available:
- Straight hem
- Curved hem
- Long sleeve with straight hem
- Long sleeve with a buttoned cuff
So, you can play a lot with the options and sew a whole bunch of different Perfect Tunics.
That might sound like a detail, BUT you can use either knits or wovens for this garment.
I chose the simplest version. It’s a rather quick sew. I say “rather” because you’ve got to be focused when sewing the collar, but that’s not too tricky.
Sleeve tabs are included and I love the look they give to the sleeve, a little something casual-chic.
The fabric I sewed is some navy-blue viscose and I added a touch of Liberty to the collar and tabs. I think they do well together.
You will need some fusible interfacing for the collar and tabs pieces (and some if choose to sew the cuffed version).
I think that the Perfect Tunic calls for fabrics with some drape. I was a bit afraid before sewing this viscose, because my Janome is very fabric-sensitive!! I used a size 80 regular Schmetz needle and it went very well.
I started with a EU 40 at the bust graded to a EU 42 below, but since that’s not a fitted tunic, I could have sewn a straight EU 40. Next time!
I shortened the length by 1″ since I’m way below the height the pattern is drafted for!
Oh YES! Next time, I’ll sew a EU 40 with a tad of shortening the shoulder seam. My plan is to add tulip sleeves for the spring/summer. I found a really good tutorial on Craftsy.
Any version you would like to sew or keen on seeing sewn?
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