Yes, I know – I love this pattern. The tunic is so very comfortable to wear in hot weather.
I abandoned my fabric buying ban and purchased (along with some other lengths!) 2 metres of quilting cotton that was on sale at £6.95/metre in Franklins, Salisbury. I chose a beautiful Spring/Summer print in Lilac called McKenzie by Dana for the Free Spirit collection.
By the end of the afternoon the fabric had overlocked raw ends and been laundered ready to ‘Sew&Go’. After washing, the fabric had not shrunk and I still had 2 metres. This was plenty for laying and cutting out the tunic pattern which has been adapted by removing the excess at the side seams both front and back plus re-drafting the hemline facing to suit.
The collar and neckline are not my favourite parts of this pattern to construct but once that is done it is full steam ahead.
I am in love with this print and the completed tunic top – it is definitely going to be worn a lot!