The Schoolhouse Tunic pattern by Sew Liberated has quickly become my new favorite pattern. I have made three so far, one of which you can see at Bolt. I have proudly stated that my Schoolhouse Tunic has become my uniform for this season. It is comfortable, stylish, and great on many different body types. This uniform will most likely carry on into the next season too.
This pattern is quick, easy,fun and rewarding. I love the pleats and find them very flattering. On the last tunic I made, I gathered the skirt instead of making the pleats, and it turned out just as lovely. Another great modification that you could make is to add a button (or three) to the top for style and function.
The tunic can also be made in many different fabrics with great results. The first one I made out of a heavy cotten flannel. The sample at Bolt is made using Anne Marie Horner's voile fabric. Some of the new Japanese linen would be a great choice too.
Are you interested in making your very own Schoolhouse Tunic? Buy the pattern at Bolt and take my class! There are still spots left in the Schoolhouse Tunic class that starts February 17th.