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