When Named Clothing released their new collection I knew I had to buy the Helmi tunic pattern. Immediately!
This is a terrific pattern with a concealed button closure and a curved uneven hemline. It also has a stand up collar and three quarter length sleeves.
Given that winter has made a reappearance, I had to wear it with layers underneath, so I’m not showing it at its best in these couple of photos, but I have to say that I like this tunic. I used a $3 remnant from Textile Traders, a lovely starry chambray.
Then we had a day of glorious sunshine and I was able to wear it without the layers, and I’m happy to report, I love it even more!
Construction was fairly simple, except that I had a rather senior moment and completely sewed it together before I realised that I had sewn the back of the skirt to the front of the tunic – meaning that the front was longer than the back. Not a good look! Lots of unpicking ensued.
The first time I put it on (once it was completely finished!) my hands started looking for pockets. What pockets? There weren’t any pockets!! More unpicking as I opened up the side seams and slipped a couple of pockets in. This is not my favourite way to insert pockets, but I managed it satisfactorily.
So all I can say is “roll on summer” as I can’t wait to hang out in this tunic. The Helmi trench blouse is also on my rather extensive list, and I think I like it even more than the tunic dress.