Those of you who follow my blog will have seen this particular Teddy Designer Tunic top before – yes three times!
The previous makes were cut from a size 20 pattern which although is very comfortable, especially in our recent very hot weather, is possibly a little too roomy. So, I printed and prepared the pattern in the size 18.
For this iteration I used a fine Red 100% cotton with White polka dots purchased from Fabricland, Salisbury branch.
As I have mentioned before, the instructions from Style Arc are not the most comprehensive but as I have made the tunic before I did not encounter any problems. I repeated the additional rows of White top stitching on the collar, the facings around the neckline and the hem bands. Again I overlapped the collar at the point of the V inset and top stitched in place for a couple of inches. The seam allowances were overlocked and for the most part stitched together with the exception of the centre front which needs to be pressed open and flat to accommodate the collar inset.
This top is still very roomy but I do feel more comfortable with a little less volume of fabric around me.