I used a light-weight grey cotton knit - as usual from my beloved Walthamstow market for the usual price of £1 a metre.
The only alteration I made to the pattern was an upper sleeve width where I added an inch. I used the Palmer Pletsch instructions, however I found this link which is quite useful if any of you are looking for some instructions. increase upper sleeve width I haven't put it to the test but looks the norm.
The pattern called for a bias tape to finish the neck edge of this tunic top, but I decided serge the neck, sleeves and hem using a short stitch to give a good cover. For the sleeves and the hem, I turned these under to create a half inch hem and then used my sewing machine to stitch it into place. The serging added some stability and weight to the fabric while being quick, easy and gaviving a nice neat finish.
I have put this over Jalie 2805 which I blogged about last weekend and I think it works well. I guess this was really designed as a summer top, but the polo/turtle neck makes it suitable to wear during what is starting out to be a mild winter.
Will I make it again ? Yes probably it was quick, easy and comfortable to wear and I think a few bits of costume jewellery will transform this tunic for different occasions.
I need to start on my Roman blinds to finish them all before Lewis goes up to finish the remaining things at the flat. Unfortunately by the time I ordered the kits last night, of course I missed the next day delivery slot, and it seems that I will not get them until Monday.
Fortunately I do have some of the tape used to guide the cords through the blind, so I should be able to make a start on these tomorrow.