I feel like I blinked and summer went by. I’ve started to think about cooler weather already. My son and I are both starting school in just a couple of weeks. I love wearing leggings, cardigans, tunics, and boots during winter. I can never have enough tunics to go with my leggings. I have several different types, but I’m always drawn to ones that have a true waist. The Deer Creek Tunic from New Horizons Designs has an elastic casing waist with a dolman sleeve.
One other thing that makes me giddy about this pattern is that there are different options for finishing the neckline. I’m sure for some that might not be a big deal, but I really like having a polished looking neckline. I love having the ease of doing a neckband sometimes, but the professional look of a binding is something that I really like. The pattern has the option of doing either, but I’ll almost always choose doing a binding over a neckband whenever possible.
I used a rayon spandex french terry from So Sew English Fabrics. I wanted something that would still have drape, yet be warmer for the cooler upcoming weather. The pattern states the fabric needs to have at least 35% stretch, but light/medium weight knits with good drape work best. I like that it’s long enough to cover my bum to wear with leggings. I made mine in 3/4 sleeves, but the pattern also has long and short sleeves too. There’s also a curved and straight dress length too. It’s also the last day for the New Horizons Designs 30% off sale. Use the code BACKTOSCHOOL to get the pattern for even less.