It’s a tunic I’ve made using New Look’s 6803 version ‘D’! It took me a couple of weekends to finish it, including the always time consuming setting up the pattern pieces and cutting fabrics. I always end up being surprised by the amount of time I spend doing this.
Since I wanted to ‘test’ this pattern, I used an inexpensive poly fabric I had in my stash that I got at Fabricland Toronto, and some floral print cotton for contrast that I bought at JoAnn in Buffalo, NY. I used the contrast fabric for the pointed placket, the sleeve edges and the hidden pockets. Loved how it matched the main fabric and I have actually worn it a couple of times, when the weather was not too hot in Toronto -we have a scorching heat of 35º Celsius these days!
I now have another fabric I am saving to make another tunic, which is a jersey knit, therefore, it will have its own challenges when I get to sew it, but it should be a good chance to try my hand at working with that type of fabric in a garment (Note to self: remember to get the appropriate needle for my sewing machine!).
I definitely learned a few things about making a garment, a thing I find pretty difficult, especially when it comes to fitting.