Yes, a long tunic top is what I need to wear with these.
I suppose the basic fit is better, but as usual a different fabric (lots more stretchy recovery in this RPL doubleknit) makes a world of difference to the garment.
There is still a bit of extra length in the back. Sigh.
For my next sewing trick I'm going to try Vogue 1385. I was drawn to this pattern when it first came out, and a couple of prolific bloggers (Margy and Shams) have made truly wonderful garments from it. I love the pleated neck and sleeves, and the raglan sleeve seams in back.
I'm using this fabric. It's a fuzzy yarn (probably acrylic) embroidered on a silk (chiffon?) background. I threw caution to the winds and cut it out without testing the fit first.
I'll use silk organza instead of self-fabric for the facings.
I'm hoping for a nice looking but light weight topper for the rest of the summer.