Thursday, 15 October 2009

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Third's a charm. Or a tunic.

I felt confident enough after yesterday's escapades to attempt a proper tunic. Or a tunic dress to be more precise. Here are my legs making their 2009 debut:


My childminder / photographer was encouraging me to look sassy. And lie on the ground, but I declined. This is the back:


I added long ties to give it some shape.


Like my children's tunics, it has a fancy double elastic neckline which means the fabric doesn't bunch as much as a peasant top does. I like how it's a squarish neckline.


And here's the bow in the back (if you can find it). I tried a bunch of different cinching effects including a belt and an elastic channel under bust, but I think the ties work best. It doesn't add bulk in the front by gathering fabric there and the tighter you tie it the more low cut it is in the front, giving a more dressy and structured look.

So, what say you?

24 comments:

  1. wow it looks fab... and love the boots too!

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  2. I'm wolf-whistling from here! It looks ace, do you think you'll be selling this as a pattern?

    x

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  3. I say that's one hot mama dress (and boots!)
    Well done :-)

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  4. That is ace!! Well done. I want lots. And the fabric is ace too, is that Holland House?

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  5. Gorgeous! I need a dress like that in my life! The square neckline is brill.

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  6. Brilliant. Love your thinking on the cinching.

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  7. Love it! You look really fab in it!
    the squarish neckline is really flattering.
    x k

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  8. It looks lovely, I really like it!

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  9. Awesome!! Definitely doesn't look like a toddler dress. Yay!

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  10. Its gorgeous I love the fabric you have used and it would look great with skinny jeans!

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  11. I say; "You is one clever lady!"

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  12. You are so gorgeous.
    Maybe some more adult fabrics? Are you familiar with Get Cutie? http://www.getcutie.co.uk/products.asp A bit gothy maybe, but some of their fabrics are amazing.

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  13. LOVE it!

    Now please do one with room at the front for a bump...

    and the word veri is Oven(m) so you have to do one with room for a bun now, it's official!

    x

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  14. Love the dress, Amanda!  If I ever learn to sew, I am absolutely making one!  BTW, LOVE the adult coat, too.

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  15. Lovely - I second the call for making it available as a pattern:)

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  16. Love it! Think you should def sell that as a pattern. Can imagine wearing a slightly shorter version over jeans. I NEVER get my legs out!!

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  17. I really like that! Stuff that ties at the back makes me look like a sack of spuds, so I envy you for looking so lovely in it. I agree with one of the other commenters - a slightly shorter tunic over jeans would be fabby. The fabric is cracking too!

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  18. Oh I think it is lovely. I want one! The fabric is beautiful too.

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  19. I love this one....... gorgeous!!

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