This is the second time I've made this dress/tunic. The first one is here, made in red linen. This is the first garment I have made from the fabric purchased during my recent trip to Sydney. It is a light-weight cotton with a floral pattern on a stripy texture. I bought quite a few pieces of gorgeous fabric and consequently spend most of my days mulling over designs in my head.
I wanted to make a tunic that could be worn as both a top and as a dress. The dress is perfect for the warmer months and when worn with jeans, is all I need for Winter.
As a dress.
I actually think the colour looks better over jeans. Yellow is not not the best colour for me, but I couldn't resist the fabric. I'll actually need to wear a slip under when I wear it out and about.
A few details:
Lacy sleeves - Guipure Lace trim
Close up of slouchy pockets
I placed the fabric so that the lines were horizontal on the hemband. I sewed guipure lace over the seam.
Verdict - I'm very happy with this tunic top/dress. I think the colour works better as a top for me though. The yellow doesn't quite work with so much of my skintone exposed.