January 12, 2015
Ok, so this was not supposed to be my post for this week…but I wanted to share as I think that the overall construction executed well. When I made this tunic, I was not too sure about the loose fit. I am still on the fence…
I knew that I wanted something in a hi-low silhouette in the fabric (a slight sheen, double-faced knit). I purchased 5 yards of this fabric for about $6.00/yard. I only used about 3 yards for my tunic (total cost for this project less than $20.00).
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My execution of the ready-to-wear look was definitely looser and a cowl neck versus turtleneck. I used McCalls M7020 view E and lengthened the back panel hem. I added small slits on each side and used french seams on the front and back (since you would be able to see the back center seam from the front).
I added small slits on each side and used french seams on the front and back (since you would be able to see the back center seam from the front). The seam down the front and back actually help to divide and add dimension to the dress.
I wore my tunic dress with an oversized floppy hat, patent knee-high boots, and tights. (I love these boots…I have large calves so the stretch in the back allows me to wear a knee-high silhouette.) I kept my accessories simple as the cowl-neckline serves sort of as neck decor. The tunic could also be worn with skinny denim pants or leggings.
What do you think about the loose fit? Would you wear it? Share your thoughts.