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Super-simple cool-girl style with these great knit
pieces, designed for light or medium weight drape-y
knits...think bamboo, rayon, modal, tencel, viscose,
burn-out knits, or even a silk jersey.
Semi-fitted Dress, Tunic or Top has a center back
seam, 'V’ neckline with self or rib trim and center
front seam with ruched detail.
Top finishes at the low hip with a deep hem; Tunic
& Dress have separate hem facings, plus a gently
flared A-line silhouette with a center front flare
from waist to hem. Tunic finishes mid thigh; Dress
finishes below the knee, with a slightly longer hemline
at the back.Complete your look with classic cap,
rib-trimmed cap or elbow length sleeves.
Wear these gorgeous pieces whenever you need a
relaxed, chic and comfy look...layer the tunic over
some skinny cropped pants; team the dress with chunky wedge
sandals; and try the top with your favorite slouchy pants.
For the dress, all sizes need around 3 yards / 2.75m fabric.
For the tunic, all sizes need around 2 1/4 yards /2.05m fabric.
For the top, all sizes need around 1 3/4 yards / 1.6m fabric.
If you wish to use a contrast rib to finish the neckline and/or the cap sleeves,
you’ll need just 1/4 yard / 22cm of contrast or self colored stretchy rib.
All fabric amounts are for 60"/150cm wide fabric
This dress is the best of both worlds - it fits like a dream and wears like a nightgown. The construction is clever and the instructions are easy to follow. Everyone wants this dress every time I wear it. I might size down next time, but there will definitely be a next time. It’s distinctive enough that it will be obvious it’s the same dress in different fabric, but I couldn’t care less, it’s that great.
I have made 2 dresses and one t shirt in this pattern. Really easy and lovely style! I used my full bust size (42) sz (16). This style does run a bit large. I could probably size down to a 12-14. I think I will next time. I plan to make several tunics for the fall/winter. Even with the extra ease room my garments are still very flattering. The trickiest thing about this pattern is the neck band. It is supposed to be smaller than the opening. No problem there. But with knits that roll at the edges as you stretch them, it is a PITA. Go slow. Mark the CF of your neckband too. Match the CB seam in the back and the CF mark to the CF. Gives you an idea as you are working how much stretching you need to do. The end result is lovely.
This top is so flattering on my pear shape body.It lays prettily, skips over my belly and lays nicely at hip length (I made the top, which was plenty long). I always alter patterns so it was easy to recut the chest size 22 to hips a size 26. The neck band was a little short as Donna reviewed but I liked the highness just landing at my collar bone which flatters smaller chests. I did not band the arms because it looked so nice almost like flutter sleeves. A warning, do not expect the Free Download Hot Patterns to be as well designed. I made the Flutter-by Tank Top in size 24 and it was way too small, had to throw it away.
Fit is great except that the piecevforvthe neckline band is way too short. I did cut it on the fold and in case u made a mistake i rechecked it several times. Has anyone else had this problem?
I am completely blown away at how flattering this style is. My body shape is rectangular, but this pattern is cut so well that it gave me curves in all the right places. I made the tunic length version.
The gathering in the center front uses a hidden placket to hold the gathering precisely in place. I had never seen technique before and was amazed at how well it works.
The shoulder and the sleeves fit me perfectly. I take a 12 in RTW and made the 12 in the pattern with no adjustments. The only thing that I didn't do was use the hem facing piece, but after making it, I can see why it was included. The hem flares out at the center front, and using a facing piece would make it lay nicer.
I didn't use as much fabric as was called for. For the size 12, I was able to get it on 1-5/8 yards.
This is my second Hot Pattern and completely sold. I love the sizing.
I've make two tops so far, fabric for the third is in the dryer. It's crazy-flattering, covers up enough at the neckline for work and makes a nice little t for jeans. Once it warms up a bit I'll make a dress. This is a really nice pattern!
This is a really easy, fast to sew pattern that produces great results. I've only made the top so far, but it has shaping in all of the right places and is very flattering. I plan to make the top several more times and want to try making the dress as well. (The top only took a few hours to complete.)
I'm not great at getting my gathers even in my sewing projects, but this pattern has a guide piece with multiple notches to help evenly distribute your gathers. I'm very happy with how they look in the finished top.
I'm looking forward to sewing this again trying some of the other design options.
I made the dress in a matte jersey from my stash intended to be a muslin to perfect the fit. Except for shortening the dress, it fit right out of the envelope! I cut an 18 in the shoulders/neck area and a 22 in the body. I am 5'4" and I ended up shortening the dress 6 inches so the front hem is just below my knees.
I love this dress! It feels great to wear and I think it is very flattering on me! I'm finishing a second dress in a better matte jersey, but I will wear both! I will also be making the top with the longer sleeves for fall.
Here's my review at PatternReview.com http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/readreview.pl?readreview=1&reviewnum=66383