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I will wear you often

Added Apr 29, 2010

by fabricaddict

Durban, South Af...






Last year just after I had my daughter I cut out this free download tunic from the Burdafashion site – my little lady recently turned One so this had been lying around for way too long. Last weekend I was on a bit of a sewing mission to make Winter clothes and I decided to tackle the tunic. Originally when I cut it out I was surprised at how narrow the bottom of the tunic looked……a year later the penny dropped when I took out the pattern – I had not added any seam allowances and assumed it was like Burdastyle patterns and included them! but I just loved this grey fabric too much to throw the tunic away (I had to tried to buy more but it was sold out). Anyway to cut a long story short, the tunic worked out well – but the yoke is at least 2 cm’s too wide for the top of my chest and I added 5 little pink tucks to help the situation (and that was excluding seam allowances!). I also liked the look of the loose sleeves rather than putting the elastic in…..there would also never have been enough fabric for a channel! Luckily I had added onto the bottom skirt part, but the problem came in when under the arms was too tight once I’d sewn up the sides – so I unpicked them (what a nightmare – I had used the lightning proper stretch stitch that looks like a lightning bolt and will never come lose!) and looked up how to insert a gusset and was going to have to take fabric off the bottom and make this dress a top instead…..but then I decided to just let the sleeves remain unsewn at the bottom and I hemmed around them – not sure if I’m making sense, but basically the underneath of the sleeves don’t have a seam. I will definitely be making this dress again – it’s so wearable and can be worn with a number of jerseys and jackets hooray!

Material Notes

Grey (tiny stripes) cotton knit




Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic

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    May 2, 2010, 04.17 AMby tiramisusan

    This is fabulous! What pattern was it?

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    May 1, 2010, 09.44 AMby ladysophie

    I can tell you will! Its beautiful and something you could wear all the time!! nice job, we all need dresses like this!

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    Apr 30, 2010, 12.45 PMby ink

    Love it. You look fabulous in it!

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    Apr 30, 2010, 10.37 AMby bttn

    wow it looks great on you!

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    Apr 30, 2010, 08.19 AMby lizah

    Another great dress! I would wear it every day!

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    Apr 30, 2010, 04.06 AMby diyraven

    this looks so comfortable + falls just beautifully. i would wear it often too ;)

    xo raven

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    Apr 30, 2010, 12.46 AMby Jodi Wade

    I have just made a dress using this pattern as a base and I also found the yoke far too wide.

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    Apr 30, 2010, 12.16 AMby natski

    Your dress is wonderful- and the name is super too!

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    Apr 29, 2010, 10.02 PMby livlucky

    sounds like you went through a whole lot of trouble with this dress, but it doesnt show! i love it, i have that pattern you’re talking about, and you’re dress has inspired me, i really i want to use it just have to find the right jersey color!

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    Apr 29, 2010, 09.49 PMby Natalia *

    This dress is great. I really like it.

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    Apr 29, 2010, 09.05 PMby Chicky C

    I’m glad after all your troubles that you have a wearable item. It suits you :-)

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    Apr 29, 2010, 08.32 PMby cbsheff

    So pretty!

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    Apr 29, 2010, 08.16 PMby Erin E

    Wow, sounds like a piece of work, but it came out great! I really love this dress! Jersey is my favorite fabric to wear.

    Also, I can’t believe your daughter is one already! Time flies — I remember admiring your projects back when you were first pregnant :)

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    Apr 29, 2010, 08.01 PMby juneandjuly

    What a great dress and I love the colour!

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    Apr 29, 2010, 08.01 PMby juneandjuly

    What a great dress and I love the colour!

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    Apr 29, 2010, 08.01 PMby juneandjuly

    What a great dress and I love the colour!

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    Apr 29, 2010, 07.44 PMby cantare

    I would wear it often too! congrats on finishing an excellent dress!

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    Apr 29, 2010, 06.44 PMby ncn6

    It looks great and very easy to wear… great save with the pintucks at the front!

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