I first saw this pattern on Nicola and it looked great. She has recently made another one in a beautiful japanese cotton. I wanted mine to be more like a dress but will probably make it shorter next time and wear leggings for winter...hmmm (as if I haven't enough things to sew already).
Pattern:- Sew Liberated - Schoolhouse Tunic
Fabric: Linen (no longer available) from Tessuti Fabrics
Spotted some linen in the Remnants table which I thought would be perfect for this tunic (fabric no longer available) - there was just enough to make it in my length. Pattern was so easy to make and I really enjoyed sewing with this fabric.
|Trim from Bustle & Bows|
I saw a few versions of this tunic on the Sewliberated blog site and the ruffles version really appealed to me, so decided to add this feature on mine, including some Mokum trim.
I had never used this method before but I really liked the construction - you attach the sleeve onto the bodice and then sew the sleeve and side bodice seams (easy) - picture explains it better than I can. I might try this method out on other patterns.
|Opening and ruffles|
I did make two alterations, one being to take the waist in a bit, as I wanted more of an 'A' line effect rather than just straight down. The other was to sew up the opening, 9 cms (3.5 inches) from the seam.
Jess loved it too - so one's on the way for her - perfect dress for Uni campus. As for me, will wear this to work, but need to co-ordinate with Nicola, or else we'll look like twins.
Oh well, back to the cutting table for me - HUGE amount of sewing to be done.