Monday, September 08, 2008

Simplicity 2927- Project Runway Tunic


Pattern Review

Pattern: Simplicity 2927






Description: Project Runway pattern, misses’ dress or tunic with sleeve variations

Sizing: Size 4 to 20, I made a size 12 according to the pattern measurements. I probably could have tapered the waist to a 10 but I really like the look so I left well enough alone!

Instructions: They were very good, nice instructions for piping, the visual diagrams were helpful. The patterns are geared to more beginner sewers (in my humble opinion) and they do a nice job in this area. Plus, a beginner (new) sewer will get a fashionable garment with this pattern.

Likes/Dislikes: I have always liked the lines of this pattern and the neckline. I was looking through my patterns and my fabric trying to decide what to make next. I found this linen and I had off-white on my serger so my decision was made. After finding the linen, I knew 2927 was the pattern of choice.

Another like, this is a relatively quick garment to make even with the piping. I haven’t sewn with linen for quite some time and I was reminded how much I like this fabric.

Changes: I left off the peephole as suggested in this review I also used an invisible zipper.

Fabric:
A linen in my stash. The piping is a brown and cream striped shirting I just purchased. I didn’t have cording for the piping so I used premade cream piping and covered it with the shirting. The button was in my button stash.

Conclusion: Very pretty top, retro feeling and it looks great on. The neckline is more of the 1960’s Jackie-O look.




Button and piping

sleeve

My matched yoke and piping - first time, yea for luck!
Now a big thank you to Robin. She read my post on the favor boxes and found 2 sets at her Michael's.




20 comments:

  1. Lori, nice tunic! I'm making this pattern also, except I'm at the muslin stage but my final fabric is a linen. Well mine's a linen blend but close enough. :)

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  2. Very nice. I like the piping and button contrast.

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  3. Laura7:51 PM

    Oh, the piping really makes that. Really nice.

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  4. That is just superb, you did an excellent job Lori! Love the lines.

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  5. Gorgeous Tunic Lori...the piping is PERFECT!

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  6. Wow, that is very striking.

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  7. That's wonderful, Lori! I love, love, love, the piping and button. Good job.

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  8. Cute! Get one of your girls to take a photo of you wearing it; I'm curious to see what it looks like on you.

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  9. That is very pretty! I love the style and the colors you chose for the fabric and piping.

    Glad someone found the boxes for you. I looked last week at Michaels and they didn't have any here.

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  10. Really cute, Lori! I love the piping. I have this pattern, too. I intended to make the dress version.

    What kind of pants will you wear with this tunic length?

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  11. Oh wow.... I just saw your picture of the back yoke/zipper. WELL DONE!!! Looks perfect!

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  12. Anonymous1:47 PM

    I'd like to see a picture of you in it also. It's hard to tell what it looks like on the dummy.
    I like the pipping- it's cute.

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  13. Beautiful top - your piping is perfect!

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  14. Thanks so much for review
    I love the pattern but I am so afraid I won't be able to make a good piping, lol...
    Thanks!

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  15. Wow!! Great top, the piping is PERFECT! I've got this pattern, so your review is a great help!

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  16. I'm in awe! What a fabulous looking top! Beautiful!

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  17. Thanks for reminding me that I have this pattern in my stash (somewhere...)! I like it without the keyhole, it'll be wearable much longer this way.

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  18. This looks great. I have this pattern and have debated on whether to make a dress or tunic. I love the piping you used. I really like the whole look. I think I may need to try a tunic.

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  19. I found your blog from Pattern Review. I love your tunic. I just bought this pattern today and I'm so glad to find out I don't have to sew the peep hole. I like your tunic better than the one on the pattern cover. Your piping is perfect and really makes the top!

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