I’m writing today’s post from jury duty today. Six dollars for internet access is well worth the price of fighting off boredom.
Today I thought I would post my third piece in the East Coast to Far East capsule. This tunic pattern is from the July 2008 Burda Magazine. It also has a dress length option. BTW, I forgot to mention that all the linen I’m sewing with was washed in piping hot water four times and run through a hot dryer once. I pressed the length with loads of steam before cutting my patterns out.
The great thing about this pattern is now I totally know what I would look like pregnant.
I started in a 40 and graded to a 44 in the hip area. I think I may need to go back to my 38 bodice, make an FBA and grade out for hips.
I like the tunic with the straight legs of these GAP trouser jeans. I hate it with my wide leg linen trousers (chico’s). This tunic is not at all my style, but it’s really grown on me! I think it’s a little wide in the neck for my taste — possibly stretched from my not interfacing it. I also have fairly narrow shoulders for my frame. In linen, the pleat is not quite as graceful. Actually, I should have probably made the pleat deeper as a quickie FBA adjustment.
While most people shortened theirs, I wouldn’t mind if it was about an inch or two longer. I eliminated the pockets. And (see below) for the back, I cut the yoke on the fold. Eliminated the zipper at center back and made a swayback adjustment.
Burda loves an unnecessary zipper, don’t they?
It fits rather well with my East Coast to Far East capsule and I will happily wear it on weekends and this September. Above, is one of the two carry ons I’m considering. It’s a Timbuk2 Getaway Carryon Bag. You know, eBags has free shipping both ways? I like that it was made in the USA. I like that the top folds down (below) when the bag isn’t full.
It’s super lightweight yet rugged. It has great compartments. But, the straps need to be longer for when it’s full or they need a super long shoulder strap in addition to the short ones.
Next up: tangerine linen A-line skirt