It’s rare that a project comes together quickly for me, usually because I gravitate toward patterns with lots of fiddly details (see dress with bow neckline and pleated sleeves). So while it’s been in my to-sew queue for quite some time, the School House Tunic, was a bit out of the norm for me – particularly since I cut it out and sewed up it in about a day.

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I made the shirt-length pattern exactly per the instructions with one addition: a button and thread loop mid-way up the placket, which I find to be a neutral additional. It doesn’t really add anything, but it doesn’t detract either.

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The fabric was from my stash, and considering my usual fabric shopping habits, it probably came from Denver Fabrics. The texture is akin to those soft cotton dishtowels, which makes for a very cozy shirt.

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I’m not sure if the empire-waist and pleated skirt are the best shapes for my figure, but the shirt is so comfy that I’m pretty sure I’m going to make a at least one more in flannel for the fall/winter and another in white linen for the summer.

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