As soon as I saw this pattern I had to have it.
I've long wanted to try this style and always suspected that it would bring too much attention to the bust and I wasn't wrong but I 'm happy with the results just the same. I say results because I made two wearable muslins before cutting into the fabric I bought especially for the long version.
I should say that having access to Sandra's online classes , a gift from my DH for Christmas, helped a lot in the making of this pattern
Also, since this was described as close fitting, I cut size D instead of my usual B or C.
Another really good thing about this is that it's not too low cut and the neckline fits close to the chest.
This is the first try. I made View B, the top version.
I used rayon jersey bought in Paris ( I got a "coupon " which usually means a cut of three meters in my experience of Paris fabric shopping ). I followed Sandra's instructions ,in the pattern directions,for doing an FBA and made my spread one inch. As it turned out, that was too much and the twist ended up well below the bust and the top was too roomy. It's wearable though and I'm pleased with it.
This is the second muslin. I took about 12" ( or maybe more. I don't remember ) off the length of View A for this one to see how I would like those pointy edges.
The fabric is poly/lycra and was left over from this dress This time I did a 1/2 "spread to make my FBA . Much better ! The twist is closer to the bust this time. I love this version. It's sassy and fun and my DH really liked it.
So on to the "real " thing. This time I made View A with no changes except for the 1/2" FBA.
The fabric is rayon/ lycra and just right for this style IMO.
For the hem of this one as well as the red one, I used Steam a Seam and since there will be no stress involved, I didn't stitch it . I've used this method before on loose hems and if you use lots of steam, the hem stays put very well.
Both tunic versions require leggings or something underneath. Even the long version could not be worn as a dress. I made my leggings out of a ponte-like poly knit which worked really well. I used my Silhouette Patterns Yoga pant pattern as a starting point and tapered them to my shape That worked really well too.
So what do you think? I know that the long version would look a lot better if I were tall and slim like the pattern model but ,at my age ,I no longer care about things like that. I just really like how this feels . A great dancing outfit, methinks.
See what I mean ? This couldn't be worn as a dress !
And with shoes
Now I must go see what you all have been sewing so more later from