Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Simplicity Tunic Finished!
Here's Simplicity 2852, the knit tunic. I made this in a size 6 (the smallest size in the envelope and my usual size for tops). The fabric is a premium cotton lycra/knit purchased from Fabric.com a couple of years ago. This is View E, which is also the one in the sample photo on the envelope front.
I'm going to start by saying this: I never really understood why pattern companies make patterns for knits...and then treat them like wovens. I just don't get it.
Those things said, I actually like this pattern. Everything did go together beautifully and painlessly -- well except setting the sleeves was a little funky, I really didn't expect sleeve cap ease.
I like the bell sleeves on this, but I do wish the body of the tunic had a tad more shaping.
All in all, this turned out to be a pretty nice tunic. It really looks best on me with a close fitting pair of pants, so I may have to make a pair or two to go with it. It looks fine with my jeans for now, I guess.
I'd like to try View B yet. That has the bell sleeves and the jewel neckline with the front shirring. Not sure when I'll get to that, but it is on my project list.