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Sunday, January 11, 2015

A Saturday Stash Buster/January Jungle tunic!

How long have I adored Marcy's style? Long, long time....her clothing is unique, slightly edgy, and fun.  Love fun clothing, life is too short for boring stuff all the time.

V9057, Misses' Top

And here is a description from the back of the envelope: Pullover top (close-fitting through bust) has neckline and shaped hemline variations. Wrong side shows on hemline. A: raw edge finish and sleeve bands. B and C: neck binding and side slit. C: armhole binding. Sleeve hem and hem B, C and E: stitched in place. A, D and E: neck band variations.

I made view B in a size 14.  I should have made an FBA but when I tissue fitted this, it fit fine, meaning the girls had plenty of room.  I experimented with making darts, but they just didn't seem to look right on this fabric or top.  Maybe I need more experimentation with that.  
I used a little heavier fabric than was intended for this top but I am happy with the result. Both fabric and pattern had been in my stash for quite a while--meaning at least a month for each.  I loved that I had everything I needed for this in my stash and whipped this up in a short amount of time.  I also love that it isn't a typical tunic but has unique shaping.  

This ended up being my wearable muslin.  I had the fabric but just wasn't sure what to do with it and I like how this turned out.  I will wear this a lot!  However for my next time, I will make some alterations such as an FBA, more than my usual 1/2" swayback adjustment and if I make view B again, I will lengthen each side by an inch or two so I don't have anything showing that is no one's business but my own--if you get my drift!  

I can't wait to try this with multiple fabrics like Marcy's version seen way above.  How fun!  

Thanks for reading and I hope you'll participate in Jungle January too!



  1. Cute muslin! I've been really curious to see this in a solid so the lines are easily seen, so thank you. And appreciate that you suggest the FBA after all. And the addnl length. You're my fit model! Looking forward to your next version and giving this serious consideration. I enjoy Marcy's creations whether I sew them or not.

  2. Great make. And you will wear this a lot - with great style!

  3. Great muslin! I look forward to your future creations of this pattern.

    1. Thanks Tomasa! I need to find that 'just' right fabric!