Saturday, January 1, 2011

Too Cute Tunic Dress


I've been itching to make myself a dress for the longest time, and when I bought Pip's Sew La Tea Do book, I instantly fell in love with the Too Cute Tunic Dress.

Unfortunately, I didn't choose the most appropriate fabric colour for my white pasty Irish skin tone. Check out the flourescent white legs!


I made the M/L size with the full length arm so it's a really nice and comfy fit, even for lounging around on the couch. The only change that I made was to lower the front neckline a bit to allow for my ample cleavage.

As a little extra embellishment, I added a ribbon along the seam where the bodice meets the skirt. I would have preferred green, but I only had pink in the stash, so pink it was!

But my very favourite bit...... POCKETS! I love pockets - pockets are essential for me.

Of course now I have so many ideas for different fabric combinations - plain bottom, printed bodice. A shorter version for a tunic top... the possibilites are endless.

Oh, and by the way - Happy New Year!

35 comments:

Posie Patchwork said...

Happy New Year to you too CurlyPops Cam. Love Posie

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Happy NY, Cam.

I love the dress! And the colouring! And the shape and your shoes! You've got great legs and cute ankles!

Your New Year's started brilliantly, from what I can see!

Jennie said...

I love this. Saw it in the book too - really like the long sleeves!

You have fab legs Cam!x

Luvvie said...

Love the shoes...and oh yes, of course the dress....yay for pockets and yay for sleeve length...that fabric is just fabulous

Renae said...

It looks great on you! I look forward to seeing your next versions!

Bec Clarke said...

That is such a cute dress, the fabric is gorgeous too. Well done, I am inspired, I just picked out some fabric for a new dress for me yesterday and now I can't wait to get into it.
Happy New Year

Tas said...

Very cute! And don't worry about the fluoro legs- I figure that eventually us people with white legs will outnumber those with some colour and we will rule the world.

Janice said...

Your dress has turned out so well. It looks like it will be so easy to wear. Please share your variations as you make them. I wish I had your slim legs.

Stomper Girl said...

It is way cute. Happy New Year to you Ms CurlyPops x

Nikki said...

Looks lovely and cool.... (and I have matching Irish-skin legs, so I think your legs look FINE!!!)

Happy 2011!!

Kate said...

Turned out fab Cam!
Is that your first resolution crossd off already??
Hope this year is such a happy one for you.

Jo said...

That is so cute, I love that it has pockets and is comfortable. I may have to buy Pip's book now.

Sally said...

Great dress Cam. You look super sweet :) - in an uber ace kind-a way!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I love that dress! Right up my alley, now I will have to find the pattern! I love the ribbon trim and the pockets too :-) What a great and Happy start to the year!!

teddybearswednesday said...

super cute it is Cam. ANd I am totally with you on Pockets, and hardly any dresses have pockets.
Happy New Year to you as well, and I do hope 2011 is a really fantastic year for you xo

Sandi Butler said...

Well done, Cam, it looks lovely and summery!

Marg said...

Fabulous dress Cam! You have great legs, embrace the flouro.

The Handmaden said...

Happy New Year to you in your cutesy dress!

Swirlyarts said...

Ooooooh thats pretty. Is the dress easy to make? And you've got to love pockets in a dress!

willow and moo said...

It's a lovely dress. Enjoy wearing it. :)

Nothing wrong with fluoro legs!

Sandrine said...

You are starting the year in a great way Cam!Great job :)
Wishing you a healthy, happy and prosperous 2011!
xx

michelle said...

it is too cute cam. looks gorgeous on you and i love the happy flowery colour choice

Mistea said...

That sure is a nice dress - well done. It looks comfy too.

Better white flouro legs than the red ones I saw on Friday!

MiM said...

that dress is definitely far too cute, how gorgeous, happy new year :)

Michelle said...

That is a STUNNING dress! Well done you!!

Linda said...

oh I love your new dress Cam you have done such a gorgeous job! Happy new year may this be the year of good health for us xx

Anna Bartlett said...

I didn't get the book for Christmas, so am thinking I'll have to make a direct request for my birthday! Terrific dress, and I'd swap your slim gorgeous legs for my chunky hairy ones anytime - Happy new year!

Carly Findlay said...

I love it! I want you to teach me how to sew please!

thea said...

oh so cute and happy! I love it!

thea.
xx

(spoonfulzine)

willywagtail said...

I think the dress looks great on you and works terrificly with that pink stripe and green shoes. The white Irish skin is a sure sign of less chance of skin cancer and should be wished for by all of us. Unfortunately some of us still long for the tan but really it is not good to. I think the dress is very complimentary to you. Cherrie

ange_moore said...

Flouro legs rock! I remember being totally mesmerised by this pale skinned lady I meet at the height of summer when we all had farmers arms and sunburnt noses - it was stunning, so bring on the white legged trend because I'd be able to join you (with my pastey, irish complection).

Tanya said...

Cam, I agree it's very very cute. I love the fabric. Hope 2011 is a great fun, healthful one for you x

Rachel said...

Love the print: what a cute dress!
And I totally agree about pockets!
When I was a little girl I got a dress from my mum but it had no pockets so I asked Mum if we could go to the shop and buy some pockets!

Sarah said...

your dress is sooo pretty! also love your shoes :) I have made this dress too!!

Zane Wooder said...

I love the flowers on the dress. I also like how it's called a Too Cute Tunic Dress. I gotta admit the dress is really cute.


-Zane of ontario honey