general adventures in craftiness

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Over the Top Tunic/Dress

I finally got around to making this dress this afternoon. I love how it turned out! The pattern directions are very simple and easy to follow and there were only seven pieces to cut out. I did not add the pockets. The dress is sleeveless, but when it is on, you get a sort of cap sleeve effect. I also like the addition of the belt, so that you can have a more fitted silhouette. I may have to make the tunic version of this top too. I definitely recommend this pattern.

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Over the Top Tunic & Liberty Fabric

After seeing this Over the Top tunic pattern over at Spool Sewing, I thought the sleeveless version would be great for spring and summer. I headed over to the Bolt sale this weekend and they had the pattern in stock. I snatched it up and looked over all the fabric about three or four times before I finally decided on this Liberty Caesar print, which happened to be 20% off. I only needed one and a half yards, so it was very affordable. There is actually a belt for the tie-back waistline, so that's why I also bought the horn buckle.

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