This is a digital downloadble pdf pattern for an adult's tunic dress/top. This is the same pattern as the other Beltaine Fires tunic listings Please see size chart in photo listings for accurate range - it roughly covers a UK 0 to size 32 or US XXXS to 5/6XL. . It has 3 separate height pdf patterns for petite 5'2", Regular 5'6" and Tall 5'10".
It features pockets, a hanky hem or rounded hem finish, optional empire line banded bodice, dolman sleeves and optional trim. It can be worn as a maternity top with grading and there is an easy nursing modification for free in the MotherGrimm facebook group files. There is also a LookBook showcasing the tester photos for inspiration. It is designed to fit the bust and then skim over the waist/hips, giving a semi fitted look with flow.
It conatins a full photo tutorial with examples; grading advice; a A0 pdf printing file and 3 A4/US letter pdf printing files (one for each height) with layer printing options.
The simpler options are suitable for a confidenet beginner and the trim options give the more experienced seamstress different to try. It comes with a cottage licence.
There are line drawings, size chart and metreage chart in the photo listings. Please note that the metreage chart is for the Regular height only. Tall and petite metreage charts are included within the pattern tutorial.
There is ease built into this tunic of about 10cm (depending on fabrics used) around the bust and hips and 6cm around the waist..
You will need either a sewing machine with a stretch stitch or an overlocker/serger. Top stitching is recommended so a sewing machine will be needed for that.
Threads suitable for the stretch fabric of choice. Seam allowance is included Clips or pins.
This pattern is suitable for 2 or 4 way stretch (knits, jersey) fabrics with a 50%+ stretch in one direction. Fabrics should be lightweight and have drape for the best effect e.g. summer/lightweight cotton lycra, double brushed poly, single brushed poly, rayon, viscose, bamboo, modal and fabrics which behave similar to these. Cotton lycra and heavier fabrics can and have been used but they will give a more structured look to the garment and will have less ease. Trim can be made up from strips of the lighter fabrics or you can use a readymade one. It needs to be light and can be woven like lace or chiffon.
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I'm new to online patterns...but completely converted. The descriptions are easy to follow and thorough. It is a fantastic top with so many options to personalise it to your tastes and needs!
Exactly what I had been looking for! Perfect! And a joy to sew!
May 30, 2018 by Jacqueline
May 13, 2018 by frankacvetko
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