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Pattern Review: Vogue 1255 Tunic

Style Tip: Let this top's loose, flowing silhouette stand out by pairing it with simple, slim-fit pants.

This review was originally featured in Threads #160 (April/May 2012). If this pattern is no longer readily available via the pattern company, try searching online for the pattern name and number, or try Etsy.com or eBay.com.

Vogue 1255

This loose-fitting tunic has many fun and feminine details. There are four vertical pleats and three rows of raw-edge bias ruffles on either side of center front. An elastic casing appliquéd on the garment’s right side and self-fabric ties at the side seams give the tunic shape. The hem is a wide petal shape with matching insets along the lower side seams. Fabric-covered buttons and fabric button loops give an added designer look. The bracelet-length sleeves are gathered into a narrow bias cuff with a button and loop closure. The neckline is finished with a narrow bias binding, and topstitching is throughout. Our tester found it time-consuming to construct. To speed things up, he recommends pregathered trim, ribbon for the loops, and regular shank buttons. Tissue-weight silk, handkerchief linen, voile, batiste, and silk jersey are recommended. The tunic at right is made of lightweight silk shantung.

(Sized Misses’ 6-20 for busts 30.5-42 in.)

Style Tip: Let this top’s loose, flowing silhouette stand out by pairing it with simple, slim-fit pants.

-Tested by Toby Barton, Winstead, Connecticut

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