– 2018/72 – Esme tunic no 2

What can I say… if it ain’t broken…

I love this pattern, (the Esme tunic/top, from this book by Lotta Jansdotter)… it fits me without having to make any adjustments, I can make it into a top (I made two) and a tunic/dress… just brilliant, the instructions are easy to follow (although not as detailed and instructive as the ones in the Tova top/tunic by wiksten)

I’ve had this fabric for a couple of years, it’s linen (I think) and by the magic Nani Iro… one of my absolute favourite designer.  Also, in the interest of information I made a size Small, I’m a uk size 10 (US 6).

So why do I like this pattern… well… the rounded neckline is very flattering

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the shoulders are just right and I can move my arms easily without fear of ripping the seams (I have quite wide shoulders for my frame), and the chest darts are spot on, which is a relief because altering those it’s tricky for me

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(yes I decided to start taking photos halfway to changing the bed, sorry)

this time I just kept the length as it was on the pattern and I think it’s great if you want to wear the tunic with trousers (I’m 5’4″ or 164cm tall), but in the past I lengthened one and use it as a dress with thick tights.  In the book there are instructions to make a long kaftan too, based on this pattern… very tempting…

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isn’t this fabric glorious?  I’ll spare you my face as I barking instructions to No 2 who was being a very unwilling photographer… not pretty…

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obligatory awkward pose…

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