If my favorite garments were ranked by how much wear they receive, this one would get the Blue Ribbon, the Silver Cup AND the Gold Medal.Now I get to see if my most recent tunic dress will earn its place on my list of favorites.
Practicalities occasionally escape my aesthetic sensibilities, and I made the casual dress out of a silk charmeuse I bought at Mood Fabrics during my first, but hopefully not last trip to Mood in December 2011.
The easy structure, whimsical nature and versatility of many tunics continue to intrigue me. The trickiest part of sewing a tunic for me is the fitting. I want it
fitted but not restrictive,
straight but shaped,
comfortable but not baggy.
I practiced my couture techniques by inserting a hand-picked zipper, underlining the dress and my new favorite – coating the thread with beeswax. But as I added darts and changed seam lines, I questioned whether I should be spending sewing time challenging myself with a more complicated pattern….
While I don’t have an answer, I do have an easy dress I will throw on every chance I get. Lots of Love is going to face Lots of Competition to maintain her standing!