Saturday, June 03, 2017

The Style Arc Daphne Duo Tunic

I made this Style Arc Daphne Duo Tunic last March and wore it for the first time today.  It's perfect for running errands on the weekend.
The description of the Daphne Duo Tunic (from Style Arc's website): A tunic pattern that is simple but the interesting hem tucks gives this overtop the new cocoon shape. Oversized but flattering it is perfect with our Daphne Duo Pant. It can be worn casually or add a necklace or scarf for a great special occasion look.
The fabric suggestions are crepe, linen, and any soft woven,  I choose a lightweight cotton and I think the fabric didn't have quite enough drape for the design. The bottom tucks don't fall as nicely on mine as on the modeled garment on the Style Arc website. 
The cocoon shape is achieved with tucks on each side front and side back. It's a cool design feature, and the tucks almost looks like pockets.
I made zero alterations to the pattern before sewing as I was interested in seeing how it fit right as purchased. Typically I would do a FBA, a slight forward should adjustment, and a sway back adjustment.  It's hard to see the back as the wind was blowing against me, but I think with some slight alterations I can achieve a slightly better fit next time.
The neck, hem, and sleeves are finished with self-fabric bias binding and topstitched in place.
This pattern is a keeper!  I can see myself sewing another one just as soon as I find the right fabric!

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  1. I LOVE THE WAY YOUR SEW! This is cute.

  2. This is cute! I thought the fabric was eyelet until I saw the close up photos. g



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