Pattern Review ~ Schoolhouse Tunic from Sew Liberated
Amy from Vintage Fern found the Schoolhouse Tunic pattern super-easy and cute too. Learn more about Amy in her introduction, and check out Amy’s end-of-the-year sale in her Etsy shop.
Schoolhouse Tunic from Sew Liberated
|From the pattern package: “Stylish, flattering, and quick to sew, the Schoolhouse Tunic is a versatile addition to your wardrobe. This pattern lets you make a tunic to wear as a dress or over jeans, or make a shirt. The Schoolhouse Tunic features front and back pleats, 3/4 -length sleeves with optional elastic gathering at the cuff, and an open bodice perfect for layering over your favorite camisole or tank.”|
|I used a light weight cotton (it was from a bed sheet from Urban Outfitters) But I think any quilter’s cotton, lightweight cotton, or even linen would all work beautifully. If you opt for the elastic cuffs than you will also need 1/4 inch elastic.|
|I would recommend something that drapes nicely. Light weight cotton, high quality quilter’s cotton, or linen.|
|I thought it was super cute in the picture and I was very pleased when I got mine finished because I love it on me too! And I love that you could make it into a tunic length or shirt length, I could see myself making different versions of this.
|The written instructions were very clear and easy to follow which was great because to be honest, I am really not a pattern person. I was pleasantly surprised!
|Diagrams / Images|
|The diagrams were great– Very easy to understand.|
|The pattern pieces were on tissue and they had sizes 2-20 on them. This always makes me nervous because I am too lazy to transfer the pattern to other pattern paper, so I just figure out my size and cut it out and hope that it fits, in this case it fit perfectly!
|Overall Level of Difficulty||Easy/Beginner
|I thought this was a pretty simple pattern, I would say it is for a beginner.
|Tips + Modifications
|I followed the pattern. The only thing I found was that it tells you to gather the sleeves and it didn’t need any gathering to make it match up to the bodice.|
|I was very pleased with this pattern. It was simple and fun to make and I love the end product, I can see myself making more of these in the future. And this is coming from a person that doesn’t make many things from a pattern because they usually frustrate me, but this one did not!|
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