The Tunic

The Tunic

I’ll soon be in sunny Queensland enjoying a beach holiday.  Woo hoo!

The Tunic by The Makers’ Journal is the first item on my list of summery things to make before I leave.


The pattern is designed as a tunic, but I added 3 1/2 inches to the hem and now it’s a dress!  I might add, a perfect-throw-it-on-and-head-to-the-beach kind of dress.

The binding on the neckline has a lovely twisted effect and it’s super simple to do.  If you’re interested in knowing how, head over to The Maker’s Journal for the low-down.  As per the instructions, I twisted the arm bands too.


Although, I’m in the lane behind my house on a winter’s day in Melbourne, can we just pretend that I’m heading off for a stroll on a the beach in the warm sunshine?


Pattern:  The Tunic by The Makers’ Journal
Size:  10
Fabric:  Light weight mystery knit from The Ark Haberdashery .  It’s hard to see in the photos, but it’s a very fine green and grey stripe.

  • I narrowed the neckline at both shoulders by 1 inch as I didn’t want my bra straps on display!  The neckline depth is as per the pattern.
  • I added 3 1/2 inches to the length (ie. the tunic is now a dress!)
  • The instructions suggest you leave the bottom hem raw, but I overlocked it, turned it up 1/2 inch to the wrong side and secured it in place with a twin needle
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