From the StyleArc site, here is how the tunic is described: This is a fabulous piece, the design lines make it interesting and the asymmetrical hem line really makes this pattern unique. The tunic length is great over pants as well as a long line skirt.
What drew me to this pattern is not only that it is for a woven tunic but look at those design lines! Genius! I just love them!
I used a linen from Hancock's that was labeled as dry clean only--hogwash was my first reaction and I washed it in HOT water and dried it on HOT--not once, but twice. It didn't compromise the fabric at all but made all the different colors in the weave stand out. Glad I did this! I also included the pocket!
This linen wrinkles just looking at it! I hope after several washes and dries, it will soften up a bit.
This is listed as a challenging sew or for experienced sewers. While I had a few head-scratching moments, it was mostly due to how the directions were written--without the diagram, I would have scratched my head at least a few times!
My first 'huh' had to do with the way the instructions are written in regards to the mitered corner on the front hems. I had to read it more than once as at first it sounds to me like you are supposed two sew the two mitered corners together...nope. You sew each one separately.
I am very glad that the pattern pieces have points A, B, C marked so you can easily match up the appropriate notches so this puzzle comes together as it should. While it does take a few minutes to cut out, I didn't find this challenging at all but if you don't have much sewing experience, this would be difficult.
I think the neckline, shoulders, sleeves, and armscyes are shaped just beautifully and I didn't have to ease the sleeve head at all--it went together so well and so easily I double checked it twice to make sure there wasn't a big tuck somewhere I wasn't aware of!
My only modifications were to taper in the side seams about an inch from the bust to an inch above the hemline and I liked the little bit of a flare there.
I really like this tunic and I love it with my jeans! It was fun to make and it took about as long to cut out as it did to sew. I'd like to make this a few more times, perhaps sleeveless or with a long sleeve. I think it would work well with a stiffer ponte and perhaps may work for color blocking!
Thanks for reading!