Handmade Style by Anna Graham (aka Noodlehead)
Tunic pattern
Cotton + Steel rayon from the Honeymoon collection by Sarah Watts
buttons from the button dept.

First. Do you have a copy of this book? You need it. Anna has compiled a collection of projects that are all really exciting and I want to make practically everything in this book. For real!

I’ve admired Anna for such a long time. She is well known for her beautifully designed bag patterns like the 241 Totethe Trail ToteCargo Duffle and Super Tote. Even though we haven’t met in person (yet!) I also know that she is just the sweetest lady.

I knew right away which project I wanted to make first. I just loved the look of the tunic. We had just received the newest Cotton + Steel rayons which I think have the perfect drape for this top. The Honeymoon collection Ziplines print is a favourite of mine and I’m tempted to get all the colours in this print. I also want to use this swirly design idea on the workroom’s longarm, I think it would look cute on a quilt.

I had fun sewing this tunic. I wasn’t too sure what to expect from the rayon and while it’s slippery to cut, it didn’t give me any trouble with the sewing. I used a rotary cutter and ruler for the rectangular pieces and that definitely helped. I matched the zipline pattern from the front piece to the back piece which was pretty simple to do since the repeat is pretty clear.

My buttonholes are a bit wobbly. Next time I need to do buttonholes on rayon, I’ll use a better interfacing or stabilizer so that they hold their shape better. Other than that, everything came together very smoothly. I especially love how the bias finished hem looks. It was really easy to sew and looks super professional. I’ll definitely use that technique for future curved hems.

My next project to tackle from Handmade Style will be the wallet. I desperately need a new one and this one looks perfect.

Handmade Style Tunic

Handmade Style book by Anna Graham

Handmade Style Tunic

Handmade Style Tunic


  1. Looks terrific on you, Karyn! I’ve been thinking of cutting up some Nani Iro for this tunic but was a bit nervous as I haven’t seen many completed versions of this pattern online. I think you’ve given me the confidence to dive in:D

  2. I love your version of Anna’s tunic and the way you wear it. Super pretty! I have Anna’s book and everything is very tempting. She is very good with instructions and all the projects I’ve done from her turned out so nicely.

  3. Thanks for sharing your tunic. I’ve been looking at this book every time I see it online (sadly I haven’t seen it in person yet) but never found good pictures of the tunic project. It’s really lovely to see it made up. I like the way you’ve styled it with a skirt too. I’d never think of that but I really like it.

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