Saturday, November 21, 2009
Tunic Top #1
A. They are easy- no buttons, no zippers, just pull over the head.
B. They are almost like dresses, but since I hardly ever have an occasion to wear a dress, I can use a beautiful fabric as a tunic and actually wear it!
C. They are easy to fit. In fact, it's hard to go wrong, as they are usually designed to be loose fitting, so as long as you get the size right in the shoulders, the rest is pretty much in the bag.
D. You can wear them with a turtleneck underneath for cold days, or a cami underneath for warm days, so you get your money's worth!
This top is Simplicity 2690 view D. This is a very nice basic tunic/dress pattern with a empire waist seam that uses elastic. I used a silk velvet burnout fabric designed by Anna Sui. It starts out as a light green at one selvedge and graduates to a black at the other selvedge. Really a stunning fabric, and I wanted to make sure that I had a pattern that would show the full gradation of color.
Posted by Ann Brodsky