Finished: Saiph tunic

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.

Saiph tunic (pattern by Papercut Patterns), made by Small Bobbins

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.

Saiph tunic (pattern by Papercut Patterns), made by Small Bobbins

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!).

Saiph tunic (pattern by Papercut Patterns), made by Small Bobbins

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.

Saiph tunic (pattern by Papercut Patterns), made by Small Bobbins

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