Ever since I finished my sewing room, I’ve been sewing like a woman POSSESSED! On Friday evening I finished this tunic top from the March 2007 issue of Burda WOF magazine, and on Saturday, I cut out and nearly finished another tunic top (I’ve just got the hem to go – watch for it later this week).
I made this tunic with two stretch knits from Walthamstow market – one hot pink and the other in a very Pucci-esque abstract floral print. Because the original pattern was for wovens, I omitted the back zipper and cut all the back pieces on the fold to do away with the back centre seam altogether. The knits are stretchy enough to easily fit over my head, and it’s SUCH a comfortable finished top! The only problem I had with the end result was that the V-neck was scandalously low – you could see about 2 inches of my bra! I’m usually fine with what most people consider “low cut”, but this was a bit much! So I had to hastily join together abut two inches at the bottom of the V, which makes it sit a bit funny, but it’s much, much more wearable now.
I actually kept it on after the photoshoot above – it was perfect for our Sunday afternoon picnic, and the top’s long enough to cover everything when fully stretched out (cat-like!) on the grass!