This is a pattern I have had for a very long time and have made many times. Every time I have ever made this tunic, I was pleased. Butterick B5955. I bought this velvet fabric from Joann’s a couple of years ago and it was definitely a good choice for this pattern. I love velvet and this is the season for it.
This is a relatively easy pattern and a very versatile piece. It looks so good with leggings, or jeggings. I always get lots of compliments when I wear this. I have also worn it with wide legged pants and even though the look was full, if you will, it still paired good together.
Sewing the tunic was simple with a little manipulating when doing the v-neck. I had to do some research to get this one right. It’s been a while since I have done one. It’s simplicity is what I like most about it. A good beginner pattern and easy to manipulate and make more pieces if you want. Such as a knee length dress, tea length, or even a maxi with splits on both sides. You could also do adjustments on the sleeves and make them shorter or longer. Finally, you could also add a sash or some slim ties on the sleeves. Also, on a chilly day, it could be worn with a long sleeve t-shirt or a turtleneck underneath.
After making this tunic, if I had it to do over, I would have cut the front piece as one piece on the fold instead of two pieces, especially if I was using a print, like I did with this one. I definitely would have been more mindful of that. That way you have a complete pattern across the front and back. I have also made this with pockets before and a drawstring waist and ties, which were really good changes.
What I like most about this tunic is the fact that it is oversized. I like the way it hangs and flows covering my stomach and hips, which I like. Of course, the fabric will determine the flow. When I made it with a woven, of course there was no real drape or flow, even though it still turned out very well.
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[…] as much when I posted my velvet tunic a few months ago. If you missed that post, here it is. https://sewzaizay.com/butterick-b5955-oversized-black-velvet-tunic/ Velvet is a fabulous fabric and just makes everything royal, including this super cute wrap dress I […]
Lovely and fun! You could run around and have a great time in this tunic, and know you look lovely in it, too!
Right! It is fun and it looks great too. Thanks Leslie.
Love it. The fabric is very pretty.