Jan 16

A Feel-Good Shirt: Liesl + Co. Gallery Tunic

I have a Land’s End pull-over tunic that is just so perfect for me – fit, shape, fabric, etc. It’s 100% cotton and has some fancy-ish faux hand stitching around the placket and pockets, it’s just loose enough and long enough to wear with leggings, but not too oversized. I’ve been eyeing tunic patterns looking to make similar to that holy grail tunic. The Liesl + Co. Gallery Tunic/Dress was my first try.

Liesl + Co. Gallery Tunic

I made it up in Robert Kaufman’s Chambray Mini Cannabis Leaf print. Is that a pot leaf on that fabric? Yup – it sure is! It’s all about relieving suffering for people with medical conditions. No, I’m not a pot-head! I’ve just seen too much suffering.

Anyway, the tunic has a few options – band or regular collar, long or cuffed 3/4 sleeves, tunic or dress length. I kept it simple with a band collar but used long sleeves. The pattern is very nice and the instructions are very easy to follow. The sizing and ease is what you would expect from this type of garment. I did my normal pear adjustment and went up a size in the hips.

My only complaint is something that was my fault – it feels a little plain. I should have put the regular collar on it as I don’t think band collar do me any good. It screams at me that it needs patch pockets and yes I can still add those, and I think the sleeves would be better as the cuffed 3/4 length.

Gallery tunic back

Despite the details I should have added, I still love this tunic! It’s so easy to wear and feels great on. I will be making more of these.