This tunic and Butterick 5954 are officially my go-to patterns for knit tunics. A love affair!
I used view B: gathered back, long sleeves, and a bit of sharkbite at the side seam. BTW, I tried to find this pattern online so I could supply a link. And it must be getting scarce – it’s not on Pattern Review or the Simplicity site. But it’s still on SewingPatterns.com.
The back curved seam and gathered skirt are just so appealing. And add a little sass walking away…
And the hi-lo hem is just about perfect. Unexpected and so much fun.
- This is size 12. My very first version, in lagoona interlock, was size 14, and it was just too big for me.
- I dropped the center front by 1 3/4″, trued out to the sides. This decreases the sharkbite effect a little bit and brings the front below the crotch of my pants. Just my preference – I don’t care for tops that stop just above the crotch. IMHO, so unflattering…
- This wonderful fabric is a cotton/rayon jersey from Fabric Mart. It has 80% stretch horizontally and 10% along the selvedge. Fabric Mart doesn’t give fabric weights, but I would put this at 6 – 8 oz. It’s not sticky (the bane of cotton/spandex), due to the rayon content.
I’m wearing my Essex linen/cotton wide-leg pants in the pics above. But this tunic is also great with my Love Notions Sabrina Slims.
Last spring I made this in black spun cotton/rayon jersey from Girl Charlee, and for some reason I never blogged it – but I wore it in in my post
on those Slims…
The black jersey is 6.5 oz. and has 50% horizontal stretch. I hope it comes back to GC, it’s so nice for tops. Funny story: I wore the outfit below to my annual checkup in May – when my doctor walked in, she said “you’ve lost weight”. Nooo, but I’ll take it!
So – Election Day tomorrow! I voted by mail several weeks ago, rather than try to stand in line with my cane (would they take it away at the door?). I find voting to be so empowering and levelling at the same time – the country feels like a small community when we do this.
And I’m looking forward to watching the election results all day tomorrow to see if I won 🙂
Bye for now – Coco
Edited to add: Stirswatersblue on Pattern Review let me know that this pattern has been re-released as New Look 6439 – and sure enough, the exact pattern!