2.10.18

Stylearc Melody Tunic


The Stylearc Melody Tunic was a freebie with one of my pattern orders. It is always fun to get a freebie, isn't it?

Actually, the tunic looks better in the photos than it did in my mirror today.  It feels very oversized, to the point of not feeling great to wear.  I think the problem is the fabric choice.  The fabric was described as "a lovely yarn dyed cuprammonium rayon semi-opaque jacquard weave graphic with a slight bit of texture, and a soft pink blush coloring (PANTONE 11-1306)".  I am not familiar with cuprammonium rayon, but I am crushing this colour at the moment, so I thought I would give it a try.  It feels heavy, slippery and a bit plasticky / synthetic to wear.





This photo shows the curved hem and the back gathers.


Close-up of the collar, faced neckline and sleeve with elasticated hem.


Not sure if I will keep this one or set it free?

4 comments:

  1. It certainly looks good, but I understand when something does not feel right. Seems like the pattern is worth another go in a different fabric though??

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  2. If you're not keen, pass it on. I'm now realizing that I should plan better and cough up for better fabrics to make it worth my while, unless it is nothing more than a rough garment for house wear. That said, it's pretty!

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  3. I wonder if changing the sleeve would help?,I have a me-made that I like in theory but when I put it on I feel similarly, with a wide sleeve gathered at the wrist. Its a fairly stable cotton. I did a home dye pattern on it so have been relucant to slim the sleeve and lose some of the pattern, but maybe I should bite the bullet and see if it feels less weighted and more wearable? If you dont even like it it in theory let it go.

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  4. It looks lovely. Maybe gift it on??

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