Womens Tunic / Dress from Handmade Style #2

It’s May…Hooray!  I love this month.  The trees and flowers are budding and it also happens to be the first day of the Me Made May challenge. I’ve just taken the pledge myself, and you might want to if it interests you, no matter how many handmade clothing pieces you own.  This month makes me proud to be able to sew my own wardrobe.

Speaking of sewing, last summer I made the Women’s Tunic, from Anna Graham’s book “Handmade Style”.  I lengthened it from tunic to dress and it fast became a favorite.  I have been wanting to make another one and bought this beautiful rayon back in February, knowing it would need to become another of these tunic/dresses.

The rayon challis is from the Fruit Dots collection for Cotton & Steel.  It’s rather retro and I really like it.  For the tunic, I lengthened it about four inches to make a dress.  I was googling it for other pictures of these dresses (tunics) and only saw a few.  This surprises me because it’s so flattering on and such a great pattern.  It has dolman sleeves and the drawstring waist nips in to create a very shapely look; the fabric is so soft and the best part is that the dress is super comfortable!

It was pretty dreary and cold out today so I paired my new dress with a cropped cardigan , leggings and my boots.  Please excuse the wrinkles!  I was wrangling two wild kids at the same time a friend was trying to snap pictures of me.

I’ve got to ask because it’s on my mind and if you read this little blog at all, you know I have a penchant for WWII books…..and now a great TV show that takes place during the same time.  And the clothes are great!  🙂  Have you seen Home Fires on PBS?  This is season two, and sadly the last season, but oh, what a great show!  Sunday night’s episode was so great.  So so great!  Happy May 1st to you!

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6 Responses to Womens Tunic / Dress from Handmade Style #2

  1. I love this dress! So great on you with the tights and boots. xox’s

  2. Jgroeber says:

    Love that dress! So pretty. I can’t believe you made it. And I love that I can hear your voice in your post. So nice to hear your voice! (And we’re not even at MB!) 😉
    xo

  3. Lisa says:

    Great dress, Kim! I can’t remember if I’ve looked through that book or not. I need to check it out! Happy Me Made May. 😉

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