The look on my face in this picture says it all…I love my new dress for fall. So….here’s the story on it.
Sarah and Julie published a new book, The Tunic Bible on sewing tunics and offered up a copy for me to try. At first I wasn’t sure if a tunic would be my style but thought differently after seeing a few pictures of what they had made…those crafty ladies sucked me in with their pretty fabric choices and gorgeous selves sporting their stylish tunics.
The tunic design possibilities are endless with this book and the book itself if brimming with ideas! Page after page of tunics that I now want in my wardrobe.
I was immediately drawn to the ruffled sleeve though. I mean, seriously…I love these puffed sleeves! I went with the slit neckline with the placket facing on the inside.
My fabric choice was one I had been eyeing for sometime now and when I saw the Tunic Bible, I knew I had the fabric for the job. I love a black background floral, especially for the fall and we all know how much I love blue and white together so I guess that kinda makes this my perfect fabric print…if only it was a rayon… but alas, it’s a polyester. Good thing it’s fall/ winter…I can make you work for me in the cooler months you sweaty poly you….
Gah!! Those sleeves though! Sarah and Julie, you really aced it with this one!
The sizing was great, I cut out a small but ended up grading it to an extra small through the hips and waist. For comparison, I cut out a straight 12 in the “big four”. I can slip this dress on without a zipper even with the back darts…the fit is gooooood!
No doubt, I will be going back to this book….I already want an ivory ruffled neckline top version…. I’m thrilled with this dress and have already worn it many times.
is also offering a book to one of my readers! Winners outside of the US will receive a digital copy ( I was gifted a digital copy and love that I can print out the pattern…win either way!) Leave a comment below and a winner will be chosen at random on October 12.
GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED
And if you don’t win the giveaway….sorry ’bout that…thanks for playing…but you can still be a winner and find yourself a copy at one of the following links!
So you don’t miss out on lots of inspiration I’m including the entire list of other bloggers on this tour. I am pretty excited to be in such company! Check out their fantastic makes.
Cloning Couture www.cloningcouture.com
Featherstitch Avenue www.featherstitchavenue.com
Allie J www.alliemjackson.com
Thanks I Made Them www.thanksimadethem.blogspot.com
Sew Busy Lizzy www.sewbusylizzy.com
Jennuine Design www.jennuinedesign.com
Inside The Hem www.insidethehem.com
Girls in the Garden www.girlsinthegarden.net
Sew Manju www.sewmanju.wordpress.com
My Love Affair with Sewing www.myloveaffairwithsewing.com
Evolution of a Sewing Goddess www.evolutionofasewinggoddess.blogspot.com
Creating in the Gap www.creatinginthegap.ca
House of Pinheiro www.houseofpinheiro.com
The Tunic Bible www.thetunicbible.com
So cute! I love seeing all the different versions. That print is perfection.
I haven’t been sold on the tunic look..but yours is perfect! I might be interested now!
Beautiful Tunic! I wish I win this book!
I wasn’t a fan of the tunic design, although some of the tunics that have been appearing online look lovely I didn’t think the style was me. All that changed after seeing your dress, I love it and now see that the design could work in my summer wardrobe. Thanks Margo for showing me the potential The Tunic Bible has.
Your tunic is so beautiful, it is more like a dress, I like your balanced choise of the elements and the fabric is wow!!!
Aaaaah those authors of the Tunic Bible aced it with this book and Margo you rock the tunic – I HAVE to have this book, come hell or high water!
I too have the perfect piece of fabric….thanks for the opportunity to win.
I totally love your dress! In fact it’s probably the style I would make first from the book. I think I’ll be buying it even if I don’t win one as I’ve seen so many gorgeous tunics and dresses on the blog tour 🙂
Looks perfect on you!
Your dress is gorgeous! Love the print and those sleeves!
I love tunics. They are perfect for women with small hips and a thick waistline.
What a lovely dress. I love a pattern that can be used over and over to make garments that are all unique!
Truly a beautiful job!
Like many others, I wasn’t sure tunics were for me but your dress proves me wrong
love, love, love the fabric and tunic. Looks great (and thanks for the sizing comparison!)
Love the tunic ideas! I would love to win the book.
The fit is so great on you. Thanks for including sizing details. It’s so satisfying when the fit is perfect.
Fabulous! This dress looks so nice on you.
Love your version! Your fabric is stunning and the fit is perfect.
Love all the tunics and the fit. This is a fantastic book.
Wow! What a perfect classic look & pattern, I have to have it- My daughter in law will love this look . I have made her vintage dresses , it is way toooooo much fun! Thank you – PS Great fabric choice!
I love what you did! Aren’t the bell sleeves fun? Your fabric is great and it looks great on you. And obviously don’t include me in the giveaway!
WOW! Love this print and it looks fabulous on you. The sizing information is so helpful. Thank you.
Wonderful fit and style. Where did that beautiful fabric come from? I might have to copy the whole thing.
I’m with you on the blue and white and black ground florals. Thanks for the chance to to win a copy of the book.
Great version & I love your fabric.
I’ll be the millionth to say that I didn’t think the tunics would speak to me but your dress changed my mind. Those sleeves are so fun and the dress looks incredibly comfortable. Thanks for including your sizing info.
I have been sitting on a beautiful stash of fabrics afraid to cut into them as no pattern was worthy, until today! I am convinced this book is exactly what I have been waiting for.
I always struggle with fit in the arm cycle/ sleeve, when using the big 4 patterns.
Any comments you have regarding the fit in this area would be great.
Very pretty dress. Very creative bunch
Very pretty dress! I agree the sleeves are really great!
Great to see your interpretation of the pattern. Your tunic is lovely. It is fun to see how most of us didn’t thing we were tunic people until we tried this pattern.
Love your version of the tunic dress -the sleeves really make the dress! Thanks for a chance to win.
Perfect match of fabric and style! I do love that sleeve variation and see that lost of the blog tour participants have chosen it also. Can’t wait to get my pre-ordered copy of the book from Amazon.
Your dress is both inspiring and awe inspiring. Well done!
Margo, your tunic looks beautiful! Would love to win this book so I can make one or two or three for me!
Looks great. Thanks for the chance to win
Your version is such a great, chic dress! I love how versatile the pattern in the book is and would love to try to customize it myself 🙂
I love tunics and your dress is very flattering!
Those puff sleeves look terrific on you. Your style chooses work really well with that fabric too.
What a gorgeous tunic dress. Please enter me in your book giveaway.
Lovely. I’d love to win a copy, now that I’ve seen nearly all of the inspiring designs.
Would love to win a copy.
Your tunic is amazing! And those sleeves look great on you! So cute!
You really put together the perfect print with this dress….and the sleeves take it from boring to beautiful. Thanks for the contest opportunity. The many styles look wonderfully inspiring.
Very pretty, so simply stylish with variations galore to the tunic pattern to change it up.
I love this tunic. I have been looking forward to this book release!
Very cool sleeves. Thanks for sharing.
Your dress looks fantastic! I love the fabric also. Thank you so much for the sizing reference, it will come very useful. I normally cut a size 12 in the “big four” patterns as well.
I really love the look of your new website!
Love your dress especially the sleeves.
I just LOVE your dress – wow! I was vacillating about buying this book too but seeing your dress has definitely swayed me to the side of YES 🙂
Like many other people I don’t wear tunics much due to my pear shape, but the dress versions in particular look spectacular, including yours! Great job!
Love your version of the tunic! Very interesting sleeve ruffle – anxious to see how it’s constructed!
I LOVE your version of the tunic with the sleeve and dress interpretation–very inspirational!
This is the best one I have seen! Great choice of fabric!
Very pretty! I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the opportunity!
Lovely! I have some colourful batik fabric that I plan to turn into a tunic I can wear to work.
Glad I found your blog! I love your new dress too!!
Another lovely dress! So interesting to see all the variations of “the tunic” in your suggested posts. All with their own little twist. 🙂 Yours looks great!
LOVE LOVE LOVE the sleeves!! I’d really love to win a copy of this book—thanks for including me in the drawing!
Love the tunic dress, those sleeves are awesome! Would love to have a copy of the book!
I really like tunics. They are so versatile and in a variety of fabrics can be worn all year round.
I love this as a dress! Thank you for sharing and hosting.
Love seeing the puffed sleeve option! Great tour! Ready to win and make my own tunic. Thank you for the opportunity! — ldp
Your dress looks wonderful; the sleeves really make it stand out in a good way. Thank you for the chance to win!
I really love the ruffled sleeve option!
I love your tunic dress!! You did a beautiful job!
What a pretty dress. Love the sleeves.
Love your fabric choice. I like the sleeve design too. I’m excited about the possibility of winning this book.
Love what you did with the tunic. I love all the different looks that the tour has made from this book.
everything you make is sensational.
I’ve never done a tunic but would love to try.
Hi I really like this tunic , I sew them also! As a young girl I always sewed and now many years later I have taken interest in my speciality! I am constantly looking at websites and love how much garments to be made !! You should see the English website Sew Style & Home.. free patterns… I would really like to win the free book !! Digital or by post. Thanks
Wow, I really like the detail on the sleeves! 🙂
I’ve only found about your blog now, and I’m so happy I did! You have so many pretty projects! 🙂
Your dress is quite pretty…. what are the size options for the patterns?
Your dress is so beautiful! I love those sleeves as well. You did a beautiful job as always. I am looking forward to this book.
Love your dress! And I just found a beautiful fabric with flowers that would be great for it!
Love this! Great detail on the sleeves and such amazing fit!
Absolutely fabulous! I need this book!
Great dress! I’m really impressed with the fit, and that you can get it on without any closures!
Ooh, this is a nice one! I agree, those sleeves are amazing. I really need this book too 🙂
Beautiful dress! I want this book!!
I really like your dress and choice of fabric. It seems like a perfect combination for early fall.
I really like the fit and the fabric of your tunic dress – looks great.
Your tunic is so pretty! I’ve enjoyed seeing all of the different versions from each blogger, so many variations. I have been anxiously awaiting the book since it was announced, can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!
You would make anything look cute! The tunic pattern from the Tunic Bible seems
to flatter many. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the book.
I love your version as a dress, it is lovely.
Your dress looks absolutely gorgeous! Well done!
That fabric is really pretty and perfect for fall! I love the version you chose!