Dark Denim Tunic


It's great writing a post here after a nice Thanksgiving break.  I didn't get a whole of sewing done over the break but did you see my #memade top that I posted on my Instagram?  I just love how it turned out and will be posting about it here very soon.  Anyway, on to this great chambray tunic that I sewed up for the fall.

This is Simplicity 2255, which I have had in my stash for a long time.  There are a tons of versions that people have made and posted online.  I decided it was time I open it up and give it try.  This shirt has three things that I love: it can be a tunic, it's a button up, and the button tabs.  Since I have a casual/cute sorta style, I decided to make in a dark wash chambray.  I found the fabric at Joann's as well as the buttons.  I'm very happy with how it turned out, even though a ran into a minor blip in the pattern (something I was able to fix).  Since the fall and winter weather here in Texas is so sporadic,  I think top will work out well.  On to my review:

Simplicity 2255 Pattern Review:

View/Style: This is view A and I cut out a size 12.

Difficulty: Over all this pattern was very easy to follow.  I did get a little confused in Step 16 because it was not clear to me to sew the front button band to both sides of the shirt.  I sewed the neck band on with only one button band attached.  When I realized I needed to have attached both front button bands, I had to remove the neck band.  It was a little bit of a pain to fix but I figured it out.

Techniques Used: This is great practice for making button holes (which I could always use) and hand sewing buttons (making sure that everything lines up correctly) and for making and sewing button tabs.

Alternations:  I made no alterations to the pattern.

Sew Again?: Yes I would love to sew this again, perhaps a different view for spring time.

I love that this top is so versatile.  When I made it, I knew that I would wear it with leggings which I've already been doing.  However this top would also work well with skinny jeans in a lighter wash, if you're into the double denim trend.

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