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This tunic-dress is the easiest piece of clothing you’ll ever make, and it’s one of the chic-est pieces you’ll ever own. This one is designed for fabrics with drape, so, rayon, viscose, silk(y) charmeuse, chiffon, all-over lace, georgette, crepe, & drapey knits.
Unfitted, pull-over tunic or dress is cut in one piece (really!) and has a bound, scooped front neckline, with an elasticated upper back waist. Tunic-dress features an open back, with a cut-on sleeve/cape/overlay, and finishes above the knee.
Wear this cool piece as a disco-fabulous party dress; team it with a skinny belt & killer heels, or try it worn loose with strappy sandals as a modern mini-kaftan.
Worn as a tunic, this one works beautifully either belted, or loose, over your favorite slim cropped-above-the-ankle tailored pants, with some high or flat gladiator-style sandals.
Add some funky, chunky bijoux and a clutch, and you’re out the door...
All sizes need 2 3/4 yards/252cm of fabric, plus about 20”/50cm of *soft* x 3/8”/1cm wide elastic.
I love this pattern. It is so easy and turned out so well. The cape part at the back looks amazing when worn loose and flows beautifully. I made mine from lightweight viscous. Can't wait to wear it out.
Posted by Aunt Carol on 14th Apr 2016
I love the directions. Great for me, leave out the stuff that I know already!
Posted by Angi on 30th Mar 2014
A one piece pattern that suits an apple shape, with a large bust. & you can wear a bra. This will suit all shapes!
I love it ! the best pattern I have seen in many years. Please can you make more patterns like this.
Posted by Linda on 8th Jan 2014
Hot Patterns are the best! Your utube videos are really helpful too, Trudy, because I learn much better visually than by reading so pattern guide sheets have been con fusing in the past but with the videos I'm always says saying " oh, that's so simple".