A Review of The Faith Top Tunic PDF Pattern by Designer Stitch.
I was lucky enough to be a tester for the latest pattern release by Designer Stitch. The Faith Top Tunic is an easy to wear garment that you can dress up or down - its comfortable to wear but looks stylish too.
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a truly versatile silhouette that can easily transition from day through to evening with your exciting, stunning and bold fabric choices.
There are many options included in the Faith Top Tunic pattern:
Hi/Lo or Regular Tunic
Curved Hem Top
Long Sleeve with Cuff
Other features include front and side splits (Tunic), pin tucks and neck ruffle. Recommended fabrics are soft and flowing such as rayon or voile.
The Faith Top Tunic is drafted for height 5'6" with a B cup so I took 1 inch out of the paper pattern. It is important to read the fitting guide carefully in the instructions and to take your measurements accurately. I made size 4 with D cup and the fit came out perfect for me.
The instructions are very clear and easy to follow for the Faith Top Tunic. The illustrations are very helpful too (much better than photographs in my opinion).
I made two Faith Top Tunics - the first with contrast yoke and 3/4 sleeves - the second with short sleeves and no front split. I decided to omit the front split on my second Faith Tunic as I thought I would then have the option to wear it without jeans or leggings underneath.
The pin tucks are a nice feature to add interest but I found that it was important to mark them out accurately and pin and press carefully to get them evenly matched.
I decided to use the rolled hem option on my serger to finish the edges of the ruffle trim that goes around the neck of the Faith Top Tunic. I had to experiment on scrap fabric with the settings - I found that the Differential Feed and Stitch Length made a huge difference to the outcome - if the stitch is too small and tight it almost shreds the fabric. For my second Faith Top Tunic I chose to serge the raw edge of the ruffle in contrast thread. This gave a totally different look and, to be honest, was easier to do.
Once, the pin tucks and ruffle were done the rest of the Faith Top Tunic was a pretty simple sew - although I imagine if you chose the long sleeved option with placket and cuff it might be more challenging.
Final Thoughts: I'm very happy with my Faith Tunics and have already worn both of them numerous times.