I want to show that we can make choices when we design a garment. I loved the cowl neck, raglan sleeves and longer length in this Butterick pattern. The belled sleeves, pointed hem, and center front seam were not to my liking.
This tunic went together very quickly. I sewed the seams with my straight stitch Juki, and then finished the seam allowances with my three thread serger. I put the sleeve hem, and curved lower hem in by hand.
Commercial patterns can be a great starting point, but we can certainly make changes to suit our fabric choice, and our personal sense of style.