Meet the Summer Breeze Tunic by Christina Albeck of Wardrobe by Me. I’m sharing my knit version of this amazing tunic as part of a week-long blog tour. And I hope that you’ll love it as much as I do.
Sadly, today marks the end of the Wardrobe by Me Blog Tour, but you still have an opportunity to visit each blog on the tour and see these lovely tops. As an added bonus, if you visit the Facebook group Wardrobe by Me Pattern Support and comment on the latest post about the blog tour you can win free patterns and more!
The Summer Breeze is a sleeveless summer tunic designed for both woven and knit. It offers a hi-low ruffle hem, a front slit, a neckband cut on the bias, and binding inside the armsyce. The neckline can be finished with a ruffle instead of a neckband.
This top is great for a warm summer day, but can also be worn under a cardigan or jacket for cooler weather.
It’s available in sizes US 0-20 and Euro 30-50.
My favorite parts about this top are the ruffles and how appealing the overall shape of the design looks on almost all body types.
It’s a wonderful pattern for intermediate to advanced sewist because, while Christina’s instructions are superb, she doesn’t hold your hand. She expects her followers to have more than a beginner’s grasp of sewing. You can finish the seams however you wish, whether it’s with a serger or sewing machine.
I sewed my tunic just as the pattern instructs except I went down a size and cut my neckband and arm binding along the greatest stretch and not on the bias. I chose not to make the ruffle neck option because I wanted to go simple and really showcase the hi-low ruffle.
The double brushed poly was easy to chose because I’ve been on a floral kick for months now. This is probably because I love the spring and summer months when flowers are in bloom.
If you decide to sew the tunic in woven, I highly suggest a light weight fabric with lots of drape like challis, crepe de chine, or viscose.
You can visit each blogger on the tour by following the links below:
Lindsay Heath Holder