Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tunic....dress or top?

I have sewn a few tunic dresses but they are not my favorite type of dress.   They usually have little shape to them & look like a sack on me.  I do like that they are easy to sew but what is the point if you are never going to wear them out of the house.  This spring I have seen  different versions of the tunic dress that I like so I went ahead & used this pattern that I had.... New Look 6936.  

 It really is a two hour dress to sew - amazing....and that also included cutting the pattern.  It was so easy & the instructions were clearly written. 

I had this knit/unknown fibre fabric that I liked & had no problems sewing with it. 

 After I tried it on though it looked a little short for a dress. 

So I tried with black leggings & it seemed more of a top. 

This will be another project that will be worn around the house... if that! 

Well I did wear it to out to the technically I wore it out of the house....interestingly the "husband" likes this dress/top.... and he usually does not like these sack dresses as he calls them.  Whats your take on tunic or hate?


WobiSobi said...

LOVE it!! you are so fantabulous. Look at you sewing with those beautiful nails and that ring on!! LOVE that too..

Janlynn said...

I think the dress looks great on you. Absolutely love the bag. Personally I like a dress on me but I like the look of the tunic over leggings on others.

magdamagda said...

I like both the print and the pattern! I don't find it shapeless, it just flatters body contours in a subtle way and sometimes less is more!

Tina Peterson said...

Hi - I saw your "modern fashion sewing" on the Lets Get Social BH and had to swing by. I love sewing and don't do much of it anymore.(I do more crochet, quilting and small hand sewing) Don't much care for the styles right now. I love the white dress that you modeled further down in your posts (it had a red sash). It was really cute on you. I'm following you now and would love a follow back when you have a chance.

Tina "The Book lady" (music for BH party is here)

CarliAlice @ GG2Life said...

I think this is super cute and reminds me of a wrap dress. I love it both ways and think you should def wear it out of the house. I'm a new GFC follower from Magnificent Monday Blog Hop.

cajunlicious said...

Love the tunic!

Hi! Following you thru the Monday Blog Hop! Would love a follow back!
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Carolyn said...

Well, I think it looks great! Well done!
I think i like it best by itself as a springtime or summer dress.

Tany said...

I love it! it has a certain oriental vibe into it which is very fashionable! Well done!