I've been wondering what to call it, a vest or a sleeveless tunic. Still wondering.
But here it is. I decided to use scraps on the first one to try out the pattern. The original tunic was bought by Patty and drafted by Mary. She sent me a copy, an impeccable copy, and I got right to it. I did a tissue fit and it needed a few tweaks.
Jenny, my friend and sewing mentor, helped me make some minor adjustments to the pattern. I'm full busted and if I don't take out some fullness under the bust area it creates a shelf that makes me look huge.
She took a couple of tucks under the bust, sort of darts, and we just taped them down. It worked well, as usual. I always have to make that adjustment. Sometimes it's more than can be eased into the garment so darts are needed but I prefer not to have them, if possible.
Black, grey and white always work in my wardrobe and those colors make up the bulk of my stash so I had lots to choose from.
So why not use a different fabric on each pattern piece?
Now that I have the pattern fitting well I'll make this again.
Thanks to Patty, Mary and Jenny!