Monday, April 9, 2012

Tunic Dress Pattern



Seriously, this dress looks like a hard pattern to follow and accomplish, but it was so easy! I made it within two hours...next time, it will not take as long. I think I am going to try and slim down the pattern and make my daughter some long sleeve shirts for the winter as well...I will let you know how that goes. I think it will be easy to change the pattern to fit my needs...that is what you want, right? I changed the pattern in two ways...I cut the arms short to make it a nice dress for the summer and then I added the pleated ruffle on the bottom. When I finished the basic tunic dress, it was a little too short for my liking so, I decided to add the ruffle. I am still working on how to do ruffles and so this one is more of a pleated ruffle appearance. At least it is more even than my first attempt at ruffling! ;)

The pattern is on blogs.babble.com and if you search "dress patterns" a website comes up that says "25 Free Dress Patterns"...this is the link that you need to click on...You then click on the tunic dress and it will take you to the tutorial. It is an awesome tutorial with pictures at every step!

I hope you have as much fun as I did making this dress! It turned ut so cute and when she wore it to church services this past Wednesday night, she got many compliments! She was soooo cute in it too! Remember, it is always fun and always homemade! Have a great week!

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