Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sewing Project: Plaid Tunic Dress

It's been snowing A LOT here in New England which inevitably means lots of snow days and canceled plans. Subsequently, I've been working on little crafty projects around the house including tackling various sewing projects. Enter the Josephine Pattern...

I've used this really versatile pattern from Made By Rae once before but chose to do a tunic length this time around. What's great about this pattern is that there are options for garment length, bust size, and sleeve type, making it easy to create a variety of differing garments that fit lots of body types. Because I'm short, the tunic length worked well as a dress on me! I used a super soft linen/flannel cotton fabric from JoAnn's.

The pleats on the front as well as the gathered sleeves are fun pattern details. I also like how the elastic casing in the back gives a nice fitted look around the waist. This is a good pattern to try if you are an 'advanced beginner' who's looking to stretch your sewing skills as the directions are well written and easy to follow! I'll probably make another one with a light-weight cotton for Spring...assuming Spring actually comes to New England sometime in the near future!

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