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Stylish Dress Book Tunic

Added Nov 9, 2010

by bola

Leeds, United Ki...






Here I finally attempted to make a tunic dress from the Stylish Dress Book which i’ve owned for quite a while! It was quite a simple make and it took about two days altogether. I found working out the Japanese instructions a little difficult at the beginning:)) but there are many online resources to help out and of course the illustrations in the book are very clear too.
I used a light spotted cotton lawn which has embroidered flowers and also added ties at the waist to give to a little more shape. I really love the simple design of this tunic!

I’m hoping to try the same tunic in a more wintery fabric, maybe a light wool and see what it’s like. I’ve also posted how-to instructions for making up the tunic here in case anyone wanted to try it out:

Material Notes

cotton lawn



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Garment Type
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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    Dec 8, 2010, 01.23 AMby otrotamal

    this is so lovely…

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    Nov 10, 2010, 05.00 PMby tilshmil

    Lovely! I would wear that daily, looks so comfy while being cute.


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    Nov 10, 2010, 01.15 AMby ellohdesign

    i love it! super feminine and the fabric is really nice.

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    Nov 9, 2010, 07.22 PMby Erin E

    That fabric is so pretty! Very lovely top. It tempts me to buy the book :)

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    Nov 9, 2010, 06.29 PMby caramia-made

    Beautiful job! I like how you made it more fitted with the ties. Very nice indeed!

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      Nov 9, 2010, 10.24 PMby bola

      Thanks for your comment Mia. I think that quite a lot of the patterns in the book are quite easy fitting so I thought adding ties would make the tunic a bit more versitile.

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