Remember this ice dyed fabric from this past winter? Not bad for a wearable muslin!
This is the Lani Woven Tunic from Style Arc. I was drawn to the nifty lines in is and how that offered many variations with fabric.
It has a princess seam on one side going down to a hidden pocket. The other side has a dart. I don’t know that I’ve ever had a shirt with only one princess seam and then a dart on the other side, but it works on this tunic.
The pocket took some fiddling since the directions were somewhat lacking. That is the case with all Style Arc patterns, so I am careful to only order what I think I could put together without directions.
On the back you can see the diagonal lines and center back seam.
This particular tunic was laborious to cut – first because ever piece except the sleeves is cut of a single layer. That’s a lot of cutting. And then this fabric had me fitting the pattern pieces around the pattern in the fabric to get something that looked polished without regrets.
It does accomplish that. Here is another view of the front. I made 2 small changes. First, I skipped the front and back neck facings and used a bias strip made from the fabric for finishing. I prefer to wear clothing without those facings flapping about at my neckline. Secondly, added 1 1/2″ to the length of the sleeves.
The fabric is a bit lightweight, but still works because of the pattern. Next time I make this I would like a fabric with a little more drape and weight.
Overall a good fit and a great tunic.
Happy Creating everyone!