Here is one of my newest creations! It is the Torii Tunic from Kay Whitt of Serendipity Studio. I have made many of her patterns and she is still one of my very favorite designers. This particular pattern is one of her older ones that I received for my birthday right after I was getting interested in sewing clothing. That was about four or five years ago and I just now made it for the first time! I actually planned on using the fabric for a different dress, but there was just enough to make the Torri Tunic, so it was all meant to be!
The dress can be made in a top, knee length or dress length. It also has dolman sleeves, so the construction was super fast! I made the 3/4 length sleeves, but they also come as full length. It has an empire waist and A-line skirt which makes for a very flattering fit. You can make many different variations based on how many fabrics you use. I used three different contrasting fabrics. It is a little bright and "loud" but I like how it turned out!
There is an invisible zipper and I was able to put it in without a problem. Invisible zippers used to scare me, but now they are one of my favorite things to do! It gives such a nice clean finish to the back of garments.
The only changes I made when making this dress were the same changes I make when sewing any of Kay's patterns. My measurements always put me in-between sizes, so when I traced the bodice I had to grade up a size for the waist and hips. It wasn't a big deal and it was super easy to do! I didn't even make a muslin and I am really happy with the fit.
What have you been sewing lately?