Over at The Monthly Stitch it is Indie Pattern month with weekly challenges and prizes. This week it is all about separates and I have completed a Lark maxi cardigan and a Flutter Tunic, both patterns were already in my stash and on my to-do list.
The Lark maxi cardigan is a Jamie Christina pattern and I thought it would be a versatile piece to add to my wardrobe working just as well over a dress. The fabric I used is a cotton knit with a ribbed pattern. I made the Medium size, view A and made it exactly to the pattern. It was the first time I used fusible hemming tape and it certainly made the hems easier to manage. This was a great pattern to use.
The top I made is the Flutter tunic by Papercut patterns. I had bought the fabric in February with the intention to make a blouse and finally decided on this design. It is a sheer polyester I bought from The Fabric Store for $15.96. I had seen this tunic was worn quite baggy which doesn't suit me so I decided to make it a size smaller than my usual and made a muslin to check the fitting. I ended up making the small size in the shoulders and sleeves and the medium size for the darts and side seams and shortened the tunic length slightly. I have a favourite purchased top that is a similar shape and it has ties so I decided to copy that feature. I simply made long ties and then sewed them to the back seam, sewing a cross for extra strength. I really love this tunic and I have worn it quite a lot already, layering a merino top under it on the cold days, of which there have been many lately!
Thank you for stopping by here and for your comments, I always appreciate them, Wendy xx