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Marimekko Inspired Tunic

Added Dec 2, 2010

by lazystitching

Auckland, New Ze...






After obsessing about Marimekko’s beautiful tunic dresses I was delighted to find this very similar poppy print.

Confession time – it is quilting cotton but I swear it is so soft and comfortable you wouldn’t know :)

The pattern used was originally designed for lace but you really don’t need to change anything to make it work on regular fabric. In fact this is such a simple design that constructing the dress only took about a thrid of the time grading and altering the pattern for fit did as I needed to grade up to a size 50 and add a full bust adjustment.

I love that this would look so different depending on your fabric choice so it will definitely be used again.

Pattern Review is here.
Blog Post is here.

Material Notes

Quilting cotton, approximately 2.2 meters of 110cm wide fabric.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    Dec 3, 2010, 07.17 PMby Joann Osborne

    You look great! What a fun and sassy print. Definitely says,“Go Girl”. (I love to work with quilting cottons, too.)

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    Dec 3, 2010, 06.48 AMby chrinner

    I love the fabric and I looks great as a dress!!

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    Dec 3, 2010, 12.28 AMby gillthecat

    i bought 7 m of 1963 mlooni marimekko fabric for 5 dollars in a charity shop !! love your dress

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    Dec 2, 2010, 07.10 PMby chichil

    That’s too good, I love Marimekko fabrics! You’re lucky you could find this print, I’m envious :)

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    Dec 2, 2010, 09.05 AMby zenica

    The fabric is perfect for the style of the dress! Love it.

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    Dec 2, 2010, 09.02 AMby kihli

    Great dress! I will have to look for Marimekko fabrics, too!

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