My Favourite Tunic, Dress, Vest Book
Striped shirting cotton from New York Elegant Fabrics
I don’t often repeat a pattern, but I just love this tunic so much. It’s so easy to make, to wear and it feels great on.
The pattern is from ‘My Favourite Tunic, Dress, Vest Book‘. (ISBN 978-4-8347-2762-3) Perhaps one day I’ll try out another pattern from the book. Until then, I would be perfectly happy making six more of these tunics.
The fabric came from my stash of New York fabrics, likely from New York Elegant Fabrics. It’s a lovely shirting cotton that is so soft and delicate, it feels like gossamer. I can’t wait to wear it on a sunny spring day.
This version is slightly different than the first. I omitted the zipper down the back since the top easily fits over my head. The length of the sleeves was dictated by the amount of fabric I had. These were the longest sleeves I could get out of the yardage I was working with and I quite like them. This time I also gathered the sleeve cuff and finished it off with bias tape binding. The final signature touch is the lace trim around the bottom.
I hear it is supposed to be a balmy 15 degrees Celsius today!
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Rachel (Heart of Light)
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I love the little lace detailing at the bottom and the finish on the sleeves! This tunic makes me think of spring! Hopefully it’s just around the corner. It’s super-warm outside today and I’m ready to kiss winter good-bye!!!
So pretty Karyn!
Any chance there may be a Workroom class in the future about how to read these patterns?
Happy Warm Friday!
I also love the subtle lace trim around the bottom; it’s a nice feminine touch to a rather boyish (and lovely) fabric.
Great job as usual!
I am trying to make a simple tunic right now and nothing seems to be working for me! I’m going to be inspired by your lovely one and keep plugging away at it.
Love, love, love the fabric. And the pattern! It looks amazing.
I may just have to find myself a copy of this book 🙂
Lovely! I noticed you wearing your first one the other day and you looked smashing! Is this book available at the Workroom?
I love this tunic!
and the fabric is so pretty!
Gorgeous! I wish I was more industrious!!