Yesterday I mustered up the energy to tape the Astoria together. I’m not sure if it was the pattern or the fact that I had take a bunch of cold medicine, but I actually had to use the “guide” to help me put this one together. I will give this pattern one thing, it has tons of options: besides the length, there is a standard, cowl, and hoodie neckline, a variety of sleeve lengths, a standard and ruched bodice, as well as a fitted and looser fit.

I wound up going for view A: the hooded, ruched, color-blocked tunic, with long sleeves. In hindsight, I wish I would have gone for the standard cut, but I think it’s too late to go back now. As for the fabric, I’m using Girl Charlee’s black\red buffalo plaid cotton spandex knit and a black knit remnant that I found in my stash. Here’s a bit of the breakdown on this project’s costs:

Total Cost:

Pattern….. $8.50

Total $17.95