This is from the new issue of Ottobre (03/2014 #30) and is called Flycatcher jersey tunic.
There are 5 pattern pieces to trace, 8 total when cut with the doubled up things, like pockets.
I traced and cut this out this morning. I started sewing around 1:30 and finished around 4:30 - plus I even had distractions from K and the puppy. When tracing, I had the hardest time with piece #2 because it is laid over piece 1 strangely and I had to really concentrate to figure out what line went where. Plus, it is in orange.... not the easiest to see.
This is not a hard sew. Once you get the pockets attached and that weird front panel on (piece 2) it is just like sewing a t-shirt dress. I made sure to interface the directed areas, especially the point where the panel meets the front piece and pocket. I foresee that being a weak point in the fabric.
For this dress I used 1 yard for all the blue pieces, and 1 side of 1 yard for the front castles. You will want a whole yard because you need the length. Oh, speaking of length... I traced a size 134 for the bodice and out to a 146 in the hips and length. K wanted it longer than the picture in the magazine. I even added an extra inch after that in the hem. When I tried it on her it was still above her knee so I made a tiny 1/2" hem to save some length. She also turned up her nose at the rounded shaped hem so we flared it out a bit.
Main: Laguna Stretch Knit Turquoise $5.93 (bought in March)
Panel: "Castles" by Sweet N' Charmed Facebook group. used 1/2 so $6 (just got this month)
Total Cost: $11.93
The bodice is a bit big on K even though she is almost 134 in height and of "normal" body (not skinny). I think it may just run bigger in this pattern? When she puts her hands in the pockets it pulls down the top and she needs to be careful not to flash anyone :-O
Regardless, it is an awesome design, she has room to grow into it and I love how it looks. I would sew it again in a heartbeat.
Stash used: 0 yards
Fabric Out: 4.5 yards
Fabric In: 20 - It has been a stressful time for me, shopping is my outlet.
Totals for the year to date:
Stash sew this year: 27 yards
Fabric out in 2014: 99.5 yards!
Fabric in 2014: 97.5 yards
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~