12 September 2007

Simplicity 3786

Pattern: Simplicity 3786 (view A)

Size: S3786 comes in sizes 6 to 22 - I used size 6 for the bodice and waist and size 8 for the hip.

Fabric: Yellow embroidered cotton from Timmel Fabrics.

Project Photo
Comments: When I saw this fabric on the Timmel site, I knew I wanted to turn it into a tunic. I liked the simple lines of this pattern and the rest, as they say, is history.

Sometimes it's nice to have a roomy, unfitted tunic top in the wardrobe. I think we all have those days when we are feeling less than svelte and the thought of a tight top is enough to make a grown woman cry. This is my solution - a cute top, in a fresh colour that doesn't cling or bind. Worn over a pair of capris with a pair of kicky sandals and you have the perfect, comfortable outfit.

The pattern was well drafted and it went together easily enough. I like that although the style is simple, the lines of the top are a bit more interesting than just a plain "big shirt" style of tunic.

Conclusion: Although this top makes me look a bit rectangular, I don't care because it is comfortable and sometimes comfort wins out over vanity!

P.S. Thank you to all of you that took the time to leave words of congratulations on my last post. There sure a bunch of nice people out there in cyber space.


Vicki said...

Cute top, nice colour!

Tany said...

It's beautiful, Shannon! It looks fresh and comfortable and it will make a valuable addition to your wardrobe!

Summerset said...

I can see it worn with a pair of white capris. Very refreshing!

Yes, we have a similar saying in New England regarding warm winter garments (which I'm sure you'd understand!); "Cold knows no fashion."

LauraLo said...

Gorgeous top, I like its flowy shape and that shade of yellow is very optimistic and refreshing

Isabelle said...

Lovely top Shannon, I totally agree. Sometimes cute and comfy is best!

Avril, London, UK said...

Lovely as usual Shannon. You are an inspiration to someone who has just returned to garment sewing!

Anonymous said...

Hi Shannon,
Congrats on your fabulous dress and winning the contest. I have never met, well except for my 91 year old aunt who taught me to sew 40 years ago, someone who can produce so many quality and exciting garments. You are in a league of very few.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Sometimes you just need a tunic top and this is a lovely one!

gold said...

Nice top!!