Okay, so I think I already said before, I love a good tunic. This is just one of many that I plan to make for myself. I made this top for myself and my sister a couple of years ago and I think it is great just as it is. Here is the pattern. The Sewing Workshop. Eureka Top & Skirt However, I purchased some fabric from WalMart that was on clearance, and this is one of those 2 yard bundles.
I cut the size M, which is a 12-14. Because I had made it before, and because of the fabric, (which I love by the way) I wanted more of it in the top. It was too good of a fabric to not make it a bigger top. So, I made some changes to it. First, I wanted a tunic. The Eureka top, is a short top, that stops right at the hip. When I made it previously, I used a black ponte knit, and wore a white sleeveless button down shirt with it, which was a good look.
Back to modifications. So, I added about 6 inches to the hem, to make it tunic length. I also added two pockets to the front (8×6), with a 1.5 inch cuff. You never know when you might need one. [smile] I also added about 6 inches to the sleeves. I also added another 1/2 inch to the sides. Front and Back.
This is the only Sewing Workshop pattern that I have. This is an excellent beginner pattern. Basically 5 pieces. Front, Back, Neck band and Sleeve bands. Very simple, Very quick. I love how quickly it sews up. You could literally sew this up in an hour. One and half hours at the most. I strongly recommend this pattern, especially if you are just starting out. This is also a good pattern to experiment with modifications. Easy to design and manipulate. You could easily add length and make a dress, mini, midi or maxi. With or without splits. This pattern made me remember one of the reasons why I love sewing. Because I can make clothes that I like, even if it’s the same thing, over and over again.
Bottom line, two things that I love. Super Cute and Super Easy.
Make what you like. When you like. How you like.