Sneha Flare Tunic

Pattern test/review of Sneha Tunic and Dress by Wardrobe by Me (the pattern is on sale for a week at $7)

When this test came up, I was already in the midst of a few other tests wrapping up.  I just couldn’t NOT throw my hat in the ring, though.  I love this top, and it is just what I was going to draft for myself.

I also love not having to draft it myself.

The fit on this is a fitted top where it starts to flare out just under the bust. The first version I made was closer to my measurements of a 12 top and 8 bottom.  It was a little roomy, but still looks nice in this poly knit.

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This is the asymmetrical hem with v-neck and 3/4 sleeves.

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The next version I made it smaller on top, so a size 10 top graded to a size 8 bottom portion.  It is the cap sleeve, v-neck and short length.  It doesn’t quite cover the butt at this length on my 5’7″ self.  No pictures yet.  I will get them. Eventually.

Edit: Hey look!  Here it is finally!

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This last version is 3/4 sleeves with a dress length hem, 10 top with 8 bottom and low curved neckline.  This fabric had less stretch.  I think I could have gone with a size 12 top on this, as you can see it has some stretch lines.

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I added 1″ to the bodice, since I finally saw the note to add length if you were over 5′ 6″ (I am 5′ 7″).  I think for a dress length, you would need to add more  length.  This would be too short for me.

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It has some wrinkles in the back, but I think it depends on your fabric whether you get them or not.  If I had sized up to a 12 top, I have a feeling these lines would not have been there.  Christina noted the wrinkles on a few of the testers, but I am not sure whether she took some length out of the back or not.  This didn’t happen on the other two of mine, so it may be fabric specific.

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The fabric for this top is one I designed to make into a tunic.  I used two yards of Modern Jersey.  There was enough left on the sides to do the arms.  It looks green in some lights and grayish green in others.  It’s a chameleon.

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So…go buy the pattern.  I really like this one, personally, and I know I will be making more!

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