|Simplicity 2690 with Amy Butler rayon print|
If you think it is hot at your house this summer, come join me in Houston! It has been hot with a little more hot on top of hot. We are missing our usual few days of rain that cool and humidify the place.
So, I made a fun tunic to beat the heat, Simplicity 2690.
Simple pattern to construct. Due to a shortage of fabric, I took out about 2" of fullness in the sleeves and a little length. Then, since the sleeves hit at about the elbow, I took out the elastic in the sleeve cuff. I also added about an 1 1/2 to the top of the center triangle placket at the bust. I love how the elastic holds this top close to the body, but also lets it flow freely at the bottom. This style is very popular on Zulily, with dress/tunic of varying lengths and fitted sleeves.
Border print from Amy Butler in rayon.
|Close-up of front of Simplicity 2690|
|Love the drape of the rayon print.|