And yes, it’s another wearable muslin! This time the StyleARC Adele tunic. Oh, knit tops, you are so quick to sew! From the StyleARC website: This is a great tunic top with an asymmetrical hemline and round neck line, make it with a long sleeve or short sleeve in a knit fabric with stretch.
I used some fabric left over from another project to make this top. To take advantage of the border print I had to cut it on the cross grain. Despite the fabric having stretch in both directions, this was possibly not helpful in getting the top to fit as nicely as it possibly could have if the pieces were cut with most stretch going around the body.
I made this in size 12, but shortened the pattern pieces around an inch through the body on both the front and the back. I’ll possibly take it back to the original length if I make it again. The “short” sleeves are really 3/4 length – these are as per the pattern pieces. I think that the neckline is too high to flatter me. It also tended to pull and ride up a little – a consequence of cutting across the grain of the fabric, I think. And that grey near my face doesn’t do me any favours. Although I do have a cold at the moment and am not looking my best anyway.
So overall, meh. However, I will use the pattern again, at the full length, and with more scoop in the neckline. I think that it could be a good basic, I really like the hemline, and like all the StyleARC patterns I have used it is well drafted and all the pieces fit together just as they should. But in the meantime, after three “wearable muslins” that I’m probably not going to wear myself, I might just have to pull out a tried and true pattern for some ego reassurance.