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« on: June 04, 2007 07:12:35 PM »

This tunic is from Simplicity 3927, the "It's So Easy" line. I figured that easier was better for my first attempt at a shirt, although the zipper did make me nervous. While sewing the actual top was as easy as advertised, getting it to actually fit me was not so easy. I took my measurements and chose my size based on those, but ended up with way too much space in the bust area and not much breathing room. Apparently, this pattern was made for really skinny people with large boobs. Since I don't fall into this category of body types, I took out the side seams and added panels so that the waist actually fit. Then I added darts to the side to make the bust fit better and took up the shoulders a little. Even with all that, I'm not entirely happy with the results. It's too low cut for me to be comfortable wearing it and there is still too much room around the arms and shoulders. I think I may give it another go by redrafting the pattern pieces with some modifications of my own. Something tells me this is a lot harder in practice than it is in my head.



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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2007 07:13:34 PM »

That's gorgeous! Amazing fabric!
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2007 08:44:02 PM »

I think you did a great job.  And the neck line is not as low as you think.
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2007 07:01:28 PM »

That is super cute! I love the fabric!
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2007 07:44:22 AM »

You did great. It looks like a really wearable shirt. I tried a dress pattern with similar problems and had to do quite a bit of retro-fitting to make it work, as well. Good work on your rescue!
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2007 02:34:45 PM »

I think you've done a terrific job!  The neckline isn't that low and the fabric is darling. 
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2007 08:35:41 AM »

OK, I redrafted the pattern pieces for the tunic and made a new and better fitting version. I made it less low cut (it really was more low cut than it appeared in the picture!), made the sleeves a bit narrower, added a couple of inches to its waist, and lowered the neck in the back. I LOVE how it came out.

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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2007 07:27:53 AM »

looks much better, now!
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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2007 08:03:08 PM »

It looks so much better. But I HATE zippers. I try everything I can to avoid them. I did finally find a zipper foot so they are easier to put in but they still come out crooked or the sides don't match up. But I love the tops on you. That both look great.
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2007 12:31:45 PM »

I think it looks great on you!  Good job.
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