For today's post, I combined the Sadie Tunic and the Veronica pant. The Sadie is from SA and of course the Vanessa is a new Jalie pattern. Here they are if you are unfamiliar with them:
The sleeves are what drew me to this pattern. This is the year of the sleeve--or so it seems and I couldn't resist this tunic with a funky sleeve detail.
I love the casual vibe of these pants! Now I need to find some lightweight denim to make these again!
This is a freaky amount of blue so I won't wear these together but I do love them separately.
For the tunic, I made my usual alterations: FBA, swayback, sloping shoulders.
I also eliminated the back loop closure as the pattern suggests to try the tunic on and if it fits comfortably over your head then maybe eliminate the button. It fit great--even over all the curls I have!
The construction of this top is simple and straight forward. It took a few minutes to figure out the geometry of the sleeves, but if you just remember that when you cut out your sleeves, you are going to twist the fabric and you'll see the wrong side of your fabric on the back of the sleeve. Does that make any sense what-so-ever?
I should also mention that I used the designer linen from Fabric Mart for this post. It is really lovely stuff! It calls for dry-cleaning but I washed and dried mine. It behaved beautifully.
Let's not forget about the pants! These are super comfortable!
I love the wide elastic waistband! So comfortable and it doesn't roll or shift around.
I appreciate you reading about my sewing adventures and love hearing your comments!