Stylish Dress Book 'V', Tunic Version

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.

p.s.s. I’ve been updating My Crafty List of Things to Do, as I daydream about all the things I wish I had time to make right now!

p.s.s.s. I’ve got FOUR giveaways planned before Christmas, starting tomorrow!

Stylish Dress Book 'V', Tunic Version

Stylish Dress Book 'V', Tunic Version


  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. Hello,
    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.

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