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Romantic Tunic Dress

Added Jan 29, 2009

by hime

Sydney, Australia






The pattern is from a Japanese pattern book called “Dress Made of My Favorite Cloth” by Machiko Kayaki (ISBN: 978 457 911 1909). I like it, however the fit isn’t quite right around my arms :( I should have made it a bit looser. Typically Japanese girls are so skinny and short that I usually can’t fit into anything that’s sold in retail, and I should have remembered that it’s a Japanese pattern book that I referred to :P

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    May 13, 2010, 07.02 PMby sewnina

    Are you sure it’s a pattern suitable for novices??? It’s soooooo nice!

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    May 13, 2010, 06.57 PMby sewnina

    Goodenss, it is just beautiful!

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    Feb 2, 2009, 01.44 AMby lybu

    simply beautiful

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    Jan 30, 2009, 02.42 PMby justmica

    Adore it!! It’s gorgeous!! Love that style…

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    Jan 30, 2009, 10.03 AMby erdronen

    it’s so so cute! you did a great job! too bad the arms are too tight!

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    Jan 30, 2009, 07.43 AMby tangerine-dreams

    Super Cute! Love the Japanese books. I’ll have to muster the guts to attempt a pattern from the ones I got!

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    Jan 30, 2009, 07.26 AMby maldrich

    I love the style of this! I think your issues with the fit are due to a low bust point. Jennie Chauncy of Sense and Sensibility Patterns calls this a “Ballerina Neckline” I have this problem and using her alterations fixes both the too tight arms and an empire line that doesn’t hit below the bust. Here’s a link to the alteration: http://www.sensibility.com/pattern/whynot.htm Happy Sewing!

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    Jan 30, 2009, 06.58 AMby scrumptiousdelight


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    Jan 30, 2009, 02.04 AMby Laura Bolčina

    I don’t know why, but it looks so natural to me. I like the buttons at the back. Really beautiful!

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    Jan 29, 2009, 09.22 PMby hooley

    This looks lovely and I really like the trim you have put around the hem and sleeves.

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    Jan 29, 2009, 04.42 PMby mandicoulter

    it looks great, i like the sleeves!

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    Jan 29, 2009, 04.29 PMby dressdummy

    What a sweet, tender dress. It looks like it fits you beautifully in the photo (though I understand actually living and moving in a garment is another thing entirely). Thank you for referencing the book for us.

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