For Papercut Pattern’s Saiph tunic, I figured it would be an easy shape for me (if you check out my What I’m Wearing posts, you’ll see a pattern with tunics), great for layering over tights and leggings in the winter, and have potential to be worn after the baby’s born. At the very least, it looks like a garment I want to wear even if I’m not pregnant, so I bought it.
I cut variation 2 with the ruffled skirt for my first try, a straight size M based on my pre-pregnancy measurements. Farrell thinks these measurements must have been off when I took them because this is the billionth garment I’ve made that’s just too big. Even with my belly (32 weeks in these photos)! It’s sewn in a burgundy ponte di roma, not a recommended fabric for this pattern, but I wanted something stretchy to accommodate for belly space.
I’ll probably cut the Small next time because everything is way too big. Additionally, I found that for me, the shoulder seam is too far back, the back opening was unnecessary with the stretch fabric (should’ve taken a hint from Sallie’s version) (although I do love the gold button I used), and maybe it didn’t need to be quite so long. The armholes hang very low and feel too wide. I don’t even know how to fix this (but any suggestions are welcome!).
Sewing it was super easy (it is rated as a “rookie” pattern after all). Despite the size catastrophe, I’m looking forward to making another one with pockets. Even though the pattern is intended for a woven fabric, it just seems more well suited for a heavier knit (plus, it’s what my fabric stash is comprised of these days anyway). I have a bright, cheerful blue jersey or a navy/white stripped knit that I could see as working for this pattern.