I made the tunic with flat sleeves, from cotton eyelet. I used bias binding for the neckline and sleeves instead of self fabric facings, so that it didn't show through. She will wear it over a cami or tank.
The pattern calls for a 22 inch zipper, but because the tunic is roomy on her, it wasn't needed. I just sewed a straight seam up the back.
It is self hemmed by an embroidered border. Isn't it pretty?
The most important thing is, my daughter loves it. And it fits! I can see few few more on the horizon!
The second pattern she chose is also Simplicity, #2443, size 6-14. She wants the dress, to be sewn up in a light weight black jersey. But, that is for another day!