Saturday, April 2, 2011

Lisette Portfolio Tunic

This top is from the new "Lisette" line from Simplicity patterns (2245). I made this in a cotton shirting that I treated myself too. It's really light and has a nice drape. It'll be great for the summer.

Next time I think I will try the no pocket view. The pockets are cute, but not that usable unless you use a heavier fabric. Also, I don't want to use the pockets and add bulk.

Normally I'm not a fan of raglan sleeves. I like things a bit structured. However, they work on this top. Maybe its the neckline detail that adds that je ne sais quoi? maybe its the cuff. I'm just saying, give 'em a chance.

A nitpick: I had to seam rip the neckline where the two button loops are due to there barely being room for the loops. Be careful if you make this top to make sure your loop isn't caught in your neck stitching.


Dixon said...

This is such a fantastic piece, I can't wait to see it in person. The neck detail is so chic!

Paula Ruta said...

Love this and can't wait to see it on! will check out this lisette line

natalie. beyond the reef said...

Could not find this number in simplicity....can you make a suggestion?

Laura O'Grady said...

Hi! Your tunic looks lovely. If you have finished with your pattern, would you be interested in selling it to me? Thank you. Laura (

casno said...

Hi there. I've been looking for a patter to make myself an artists smock and yours looks absolutely perfect! Only problem is I cannot find the pattern any where. Would you be prepared to sell yours? Thanks!


Laurel said...

Hi Casno,

I sold it to the previous commenter, Laura O'Grady. Thanks for asking though, and good luck in finding a copy. It would make a good smock.

Brigitte S said...

I googled it and found it here.
Good luck Sharon.