Jade Green Silk/Linen Tunic Top

Silk/Linen tunic top

I started this tunic top at the end of Summer 2013 and got nearly finished with it until the sleeve did not fit right and the armholes were way too small, so I put it down and didn’t pick it up until this weekend. I finally finished it as I want to wear it this summer and I am trying to get through some of my UFO’s (unfinished objects) that I have started and never completed. So, I proceeded I rip out all the armhole stitches, cut the armhole opening a little deeper, and reattached the sleeve. From there, just the finishing touches of the hem was all I needed to do. Why I didn’t complete this sooner is an attest to my tendency to procrastinate and my shorter than desired attention span!

I used McCalls 6702 pattern using the sleeve of Simplicity 2339 for a tab sleeved 1/2 placket tunic. The fabric is a lovely silk/linen blend from Mill End Store in Beaverton, OR and the little silver buttons used on the sleeve tab are from Button Emporium in Portland, OR. I was going for the look of this top I pinned on Pinterest:

This is the style of top I was trying to copy.

This is the style of top I was trying to copy.

The top turned out nice, but the fit could be a lot better through the chest and the armhole. Next time, I will cut it looser in this area for ease of movement.

Sleeve taken from Simplicity 2339 view A

Sleeve taken from Simplicity 2339 view A

The arm hole and chest area are still too small, but I'm going to wear it anyway!

The arm hole and chest area are still too small, but I’m going to wear it anyway!

Detail of buttonless 1/2 front placket

Detail of buttonless 1/2 front placket

I will be wearing this tunic throughout the summer and may even attempt another one as I like the ease and wearability of this tunic style. I have some more linen, some cotton voile, and even some silk fabric in my stash that I can use that will be perfect for this look.

Jade Green Silk/Linen Tunic

 

Thanks for reading! Now, back to my sewing room for the next project awaiting completion!

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2 thoughts on “Jade Green Silk/Linen Tunic Top

  1. Hi, I found your project on burdastyle and I really like it! I love tunics but still haven’t found a pattern that works for my body type unfortunately. I admire your ability to fix the armhole, which is my problem area with the patterns I have tried.

  2. Hi there Mina! Thank you for your comment! Although I was able to fix the armhole and make it a bit wider, I feel that this tunic is still too small across the chest and I really need more ease in the area. If I make this tunic again, I will definitely add more ease across the chest and in the armhole for a better fit. Good luck with finding a tunic pattern that works for you! -Stephanie

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