Saturday, February 18, 2012
Sewing for Me ~ Simplicity 2221 Easy Tunic
My BFF gave me some patterns for Christmas and I was finally able to sew for me! This is Simplicity E2221 cowl neck, 3/4 sleeve view A that I lengthened to mini-dress/tunic length. I've been wanting to copy one of Jill's tunics like this and this pattern is a really close imitation. My tunic is made in jersey knit that I found at a 50% off clearance sale at JoAnns last month. It's so comfy!
I was impressed with the directions for this pattern. They were easy to follow. The fit on this top is generous, but princess bodice seams make for easy adjustments. I took in the back by 4" overall at the waist. For my mini-dress, I lengthened the skirt to 22". I followed the directions pretty closely, but did baste & trim down my neck seam before applying the bias tape. What a pretty seam!
I'm looking forward to trying view B for a summer top or dress. I highly recommend this pattern. Read my full review here on Pattern Review.com.