After three days out of town on business I needed to create something. Surely this is a sign of addiction? So I whipped up this tunic from nylon mesh material that I bought at the Spotlight sale for $3 a metre. The pattern was taken from a much more expensive garment by Vixen. It is a very flattering clever design that has no side seams except under the arms. The pieces wrap around to a centre back seam. It can be worn over a slip dress, as shown in my pictures, or over black trousers. I often wear my other one with trousers and a black tailored vest. I love this garment, particularly the Japanese feel. The fit is perfect. I seem to have better results when I trace from or unpick existing garments to make my patterns. Hopefully my new Pleisch and Palmer books on fit will change this.
Also I want to make my husband a few casual shirts for winter. Can anyone suggest a pattern?