20 Sep Simplicity 1461
It’s Tunic Time again meaning my ongoing attempt to make the perfect tunic has resurfaced!
Hubs was determined to get a photo of me with dolphins in the background. Do you see any?
All I wanted was for the wind to calm down.
Then it was time for a football game, and our photography session abruptly stopped. By the way, the colors I am wearing are not associated with any football teams. It’s not a Halloween costume either.
Greetings from Edisto Island where I am enjoying the last weekend of summer 🙂
I found the front princess seams in the Simplicity 1461 tunic pattern flattering, and thought the back seam line would offer a better fit for my narrow back. I also liked the sleeve and neckline options.
My fabric is a silk crepe from the stash, and I had just enough to sew View B. The princess seam lines disappeared into multi-color, geometric design resulting in a nice fitting top that is perfect for Fall in the South.
I made no changes to the pattern other than adjusting the length of the bodice following the guidelines on the pattern pieces. All seams were finished on the serger, and the entire project required very little time.
Tunics are e v e r y w h e r e – from the doctor’s office to parties, on women of all ages, shapes and sizes, and all walks of life. They are not difficult to construct, but tell me – how does one turn a nice tunic pattern into a high-end tunic?
I’m ready to kick it up a notch!