I’d been planning to remake Dress ‘V’, from Stylish Dress Book 2 as a shorter tunic for some time. My first version was my shibori dress, which is a very summer-inspired dress. This black and white tunic reminds me of snowy winter.
The main fabric is by Anna Griffin and shows a delicately stippled print. I love how different the print reads from close up and from far away. The contrasting black placket fabric is from the My Folklore collection, which I have used over and over and over again in my projects. The fabric covered buttons are made from the same black My Folklore fabric. I actually find it incredibly hard to pair two different printed fabrics together. I like things to be quite ‘plain’, but I have been working to challenge myself to overcome this. Doing patchwork has definitely helped me to accept (& love!) seeing two prints side by side.
p.s. I really love the sleeve on this dress – perfect length and amount of gathering around the cuff.
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Karina Nielsen Rios
July 28, 2013 at 9:13 am
Hi Karyn. This is such a sweet tunic. I love the contrast between the two fabric choices. What a beautiful piece to wear in the winter. Following our previous conversation about sizing in the Stylish Dress books – I’ve sewn two different patterns using size 11 but feel that it is still rather roomy. So I guess it’s a size 7 and then a comparison between the two sizes.
Please sew more soon. I love what you sew….. I’m trying to live my seamstress dreams through you 🙂
I think this is a very flattering fit. love your fabric choices.
I love that pattern! of the fabric, and the dress! I love the black and white contrast too!
I love this! It’s beautiful. Every time you post one of your creations from this book I am inspired to buy it. Maybe a Christmas present to myself. Lovely job!
As always I am blown away by your sense of design, fabric and style – gorgeous! Thank you for sharing and continuing to inspire.
How beautiful and practical and sweet. I too like “plain” things, but your pairing is still very restful to the eye. I must look up the book you referenced – hadn’t heard of it and I have a feeling that is where my Christmas cash is going!
This looks great! I’ve asked for Stylish Dress book 1 for christmas, I’m hoping to get back into sewing for me! Thanks for all the great reviews. I love your fabric choice.
Fabulous. I so need (want) this book! And your fabric choice is perfect.
you always have the best fabric combinations, karyn!
this is lovely. 🙂
This shirt turned out beautiful! I have this book but am so intimidated by the directions…and the fact that I don’t know japanese :/
Amazing fabric combo. It looks so great on you!
Your tunic looks wonderfull. I have been sewing this one myself, but feels the pattern is a little bit to wide in the sides. It looks like you have been taken off the pattern in the sides. I bought this book because of this pattern, but is a little bit sad about my resultat.