I’m plugging away at a denim vintage jumper, but wanted to sew up something quick and easy this week. I recently bought the Schoolhouse Tunic pattern which was on my wishlist, and decided to go for it. I traced off a size 10/12 which corresponds to my measurements, and cut it out of some lightweight cotton gauze from my stash for a wearable muslin.
I’m not sure. It seems a bit maternity to me, not the look I was going for. And is that back inverted pleat flattering on anyone? I cut out the shirt length, but then added two inches to the shirt bottom because the proportions looked funny to me – almost exactly half bodice, half skirt.
I’m wondering if it’s a bit too big, as there’s a lot of ease. I wasn’t aware that this ran large, but maybe I should try a size down. I wonder if I should shorten the bodice, or add a button and loop about 3″ up from the bottom of the split.
I was hoping this pattern would be one I would make in lots of different fabrics, but I think it needs some tweaking. I’ve seen so many lovely versions around the web, and while most of them seem to be out of a stiffer, heavier cotton, I don’t think it’s the fabric choice alone that’s the problem here.
Any thoughts? I definitely think I’ll change the single back pleat to two like the front in the next round. Or maybe just eliminate it? Not giving up yet!