Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Lumber "jill" Tunic - M 6167

Today I put the finishing touches on my "Lumberjill" Tunic. Probably because it's plaid, it reminds me of the shirts Lumberjacks wear. The fabric is "Homespun" which is a loosely woven 100% cotton from JoAnn's. A couple of months ago when the clearance fabric was half off, I bought 21 yds at $1.50 per. I love how the Homespun feels against my skin and will be using some of it for pajama pants for the husband and the remainder for me for blouses and tunics.


Pattern Description:
Misses' Tunics and Sash. Close-fitting tunich have collar, collar band, front button closing, shaped hemline, long sleeves with pleats continuous lap, buttoned cuffs and tabs.
Pattern Sizing:
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I think it looks exactly like the drawing on the front of the envelope (View D)
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Instructions were super easy to follow
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the style of the pattern especially the shaped hemline and drawstring waist. I really like the collar and stand too! The only thing I dislike about the pattern is that the waist seam is pressed up and tends to want to fold out and make my waist appear much larger than it is. I edged stitched it it place but still have the problem. On the previous version I used Steam-A-Seam to keep it in place.
Fabric Used:
Homespun 100% cotton
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made an FBA adding a horizontal side seam dart and shortened the sleeve one inch.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
This is the second time I've sewn it. I'm thinking about sewing one of the other styles included in the envelope. I'd recommend it to other but caution you that it is kind of labor intensive!
I like it, I like it! I'll be wearing this with a pair of leggings.


  1. That's going to look smashing with leggings- of many color variations too. Great for the colder weather - I'm cold down here in Georgia!

  2. Cute top, can't wait to see pics of you modeling it.

  3. I like the idea of a comfy tunic with leggings. The fabric is great!

  4. thanks for the inspiration I have a very similar pink and blue plaid and was going to just make a simple shirt but I really like your shirt better with the extra details.

  5. This is really cute. I have this top cut out, marked and ready to sew. Just couldn't get the mojo up for this particular project. But you have inspired me to GET IT DONE! Thanks!