These patterns have no darts. The shaping is based on your outline so it isn't form-fitting - just what I need when it's hot and humid for days on end in our summer.
This is a bit of a breakthrough for me as I've always wanted a tunic top basic. These blocks are used for knit patterns as well.
The red print above has a modest v-neckline using a quilt cotton. This was my first test run.
See what I mean by a modest V-neck. It's fairly high up as are we, looking over the vines on a very slow afternoon. Proof my Presidio purse does fit in a few bottles of wine.
The v-neckline here has been lowered more than the first version above. I wore this baby visiting and it's fun to see a 6 month old going to grab the vegetable images on your top.
It's so cute watching them learn what's real and what's not real.
Below is the lowered v-neckline with curves (version 3) in a cotton voile from the stash.
I used the curve on my scissor handle to form the curves on the neckline. They're more flat than round. The trade-off here is while there's no shaping and the fabric is cut on the fold, the back billows and while it's hot, I can live with that.
This comfy block is weekend worthy; doesn't stick to you when the weather is hot and humid; and is great when you're watching movies in the park or at Opera in the domain. All of these are keeping me mozzie proof this summer.