Eyelet is perfect for summer. This simple eyelet tunic dress is a summer staple for your vacation wardrobe!
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Eyelet Tunic Dress
Eyelet is a classic summer fabric. It’s always 100 percent cotton, and so comfortable to wear in the warmer months. This dress is the second thing I have made from The Tunic Bible and I know there will be more in my future! Simple patterns like this are great for rather busy fabrics as the eyelet print can be over whelming in a busy style.
If you have never made a tunic before, it’s very simple. The “bib” or neck facing is the first piece to be stitched on. The only difference is that it’s on the right side of the dress instead of on the wrong side like most facings. This makes for an interesting sew, since you have to sew it with right side of the facing, to the wrong side of the front, then flip it to the outside and top stitch in place. It’s not that hard, I promise.
I found this lovely eyelet trim at the store, and it was a great match to the eyelet. I decided to make the sleeves fuller to really show off the delicate trim.
Sarah Gunn of Goodbye Valentino looks amazing in white, this photo was my inspiration for this dress. So simple but striking!
The pattern in The Tunic Bible comes with a ruffle sleeve option. Here I added a bit more fullness to the sleeve and then stitched the eyelet trim on the bottom. The entire dress is lined with cotton bastiste, all but the sleeves, which will breathe well on those really hot summer days.
I wore my dress on my recent trip to Key West, FL. It was just perfect for the climate there! It made a great beach cover up too! Who else is sewing for vacation? What are you making?
Looking for more fun summer styles? Here are a few projects you will love!
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