My final pattern review for the Spring round-up of tops and tunics is Vogue 9171.
This is a Marcy Tilton pattern, recommended for fabrics with drape; stretch wovens, gauze and stable knits.
I have to say that I am a little concerned that it looks frumpy on the model. Am I the only one who thinks this?
If I make it, I will really need to make sure there isn’t too much excess fabric around the bust and that I get a good shoulder fit. The one review on Pattern Review notes that it was too big when cut to size and that the shoulders were falling off her broad shouldered frame. I will be watching to see if there are more reviews and how it looks on other non-models.
I think it looks better in this view with full length skinny jeans.
If I wear a loose tunic, I need a fitted look on the bottom half or I am swamped by fabric. I would typically wear this tunic with jeans or leggings. I have styled it as a longer tunic in my mood board with a drapey slip dress underneath. This could look great on a taller figure but I’m not sure it will work for me.
Perhaps it is the pear shaped silhouette that worries me. I think it might make me look bottom heavy, especially from behind. Although it looks nice on the model, of course.
This pattern looks cosy and useful but I’m not sure if it is something I will feel confident in. I will definitely do a tissue fit and may even make a muslin before cutting into precious fabric. I’d love to hear from anyone else that is considering making this up.
I’ve decided to keep to just 3 pattern review round ups for now. I have ordered these three patterns and will be hacking and sewing them up in a few weeks.
I haven’t reviewed any indie designers yet. They tend not to do a big seasonal release the way the Big 4 do. I will style and review some of them in the future.