After all the careful fitting that’s been going on this week, I needed a comfort make – something I could put together without toile after toile. I’d already bought this pattern and then I saw Roobeedoo’s make. I thought it looked absolutely wonderful on her and I was itching to make my own version.
Roobeedoo used some poppy print cotton. I’m not saying I lack originality, but I used … some poppy print cotton. I’d bought it during my Brighton trip and had intended to use it for another make, but it seemed to call to the Lisette, combined with some solid black cotton sateen left over from my second Beignet skirt.
This is a wonderful, wonderful pattern. A delight to put together, taking about seven hours in total. Knowing that Simplicity patterns run large, I cut this a size smaller than the pattern measurements suggested. Spot on!
The yoke detail is cute as a button. And talking of buttons:
You could miss out this button detail and still get the tunic over your head, but it would be a real shame to.
Most important fact of all: this loose, comfortable tunic does not look like maternity wear. It’s actually a very flattering shape. Phew!
I can picture so many fellow Sewists looking great in one of these – Miss P and Scruffy Badger spring immediately to mind. I can’t recommend this enough. I wish this pattern had existed when I first started sewing; I know it would really have inspired me.