The tunic is made from a pattern by Figgy's from Portland, OR. and was a delight to work with. Holy stylish details! The fabric was another story entirely. It all began with laying out the pattern, as it usually does. The fabric is a tweed from Chanel (!!!) and is absolutely stunning. The colour leaves something to be desired....
Now, this fabric has a very definite plaid pattern. I tried laying this out in a single layer hoping that I would have nice straight vertical lines that matched up. Nope. I tried again with it doubled up. Nope. This fabric had a mind of its own, shimmying and slithering all over the place. You wouldn't think a wool could do that but yes, it can. I finally got the pieces cut out and went to begin sewing. Not only does this fabric wiggle all over the place, the pieces were completely stretching out of shape. Argh! I almost decided to say forget it and find some new fabric. Almost.
The tunic is unlined. The fabric is
I am especially fond of the side panels that I cut on the bias....
I ended up making the size 4/5 for the width and using the 6/7 for the length since Lil'G is so tall and skinny.
It is a dress on her right now but the way she has been growing it will be a tunic in no time.