We are so excited about our new San Diego pattern. We love the flattering style - this loose-fitting tunic has a faced overlapping front placket that extends into a deep front pleat, forward shoulders, angled hem and elbow-length sleeves with deep stitched hems. This tunic is perfect for wearing with a slim pant and boots, or it can also be made as a hip-length top which would look incredibly elegant with a wide-leg trouser. This pattern also has a great backstory. It is a modern interpretation of a jacket style that we released in 1999. Because we are approaching our 25th anniversary (!!) we wanted to look back at some of our classic patterns and modernize our favorites as we embark on the next 25 years of The Sewing Workshop! As a nod to our past we are including the original San Diego jacket pattern with our new San Diego top and tunic. I think you'll find that the jacket is as stylish today as it was then. A classic look!
A tunic is both flattering and comfortable and the San Diego is no exception. The length hides all the class problem areas, but the drape of the garment gives it an incredibly flattering drape. Here, Erin models a version made in our Chamois Stretch Red Suede. The fabric is incredibly soft and drapes beautifully. She paired it with a pair of our Helix pants made in a rayon ponte fabric. See some suggest suede and ponte pairings below...
Betsy chose to wear the San Diego tunic as a dress, styled with some bright tights and boots. The classic little-black-tunic was made out of our medium weight black linen. The choice of linen makes this a great all-seasons garment. Wear it on it's own in the summer and layer it in the winter. We have a variety of great linens, below see some of Betsy's favorite colors.
How will you style your San Diego? We can't wait to see! In the meantime, get the San Diego pattern for a special price of $18! Don't wait, the sale ends November 21st!