Tunics are my all time favourite item of clothing (part from my pjs of course!) and my Pinterest Dressmaking board is choc-a-block full of them! I’ve been itching to make one for myself for ever!
I’m a novice dressmaker, having only attempted simple separates up til now. So I chose the New Look 6068 Easy pattern to cut my teeth on my first dress.
And here it is on me (I even wore it out in public today!)
I used some soft cotton chambray type shirting for the main dress, which I felt complimented the pop of the collar and my own patch pockets made from vintage sheets. And I couldn’t resist a crochet trim round the bottom hem!
Now this is by no means perfect. I know that the rim at the top of the collar shouldn’t be seen (I couldn’t fathom the pattern on that part!) and I had to take in the sleeves and skirt sections as there was just too much fabric!!
Also, to make it a bit more shapely, and to accommodate my short waist, I added some elasticated ‘cinchers’ at the sides, just below the bust darts. I’m really chuffed that my wee invention worked out well, and I no longer looked like I was wearing a sack!!
So what would I do differently next time?
Put the collar in right!
Move the patch pockets further apart, and maybe make them bigger.
Try a summer version with short sleeves.
While some of the steps were head scratching, I really enjoyed making this tunic dress and definitely see more of them in my future.
I”ll leave you with a few pics of the real diva in our house!