I have been wanting to make the Anneka Tunic since it was released last winter and I recently got the chance.
I made it up in some lovely bold cotton from FC Fabric Studio. This is a good medium weight cotton that’s got quite a lot of body, so perfect for transitioning between seasons.
As the print is quite bold, it was important to centre the pattern. The pattern has a centre fold with an inverted pleat to create the shaping, this means that if the print was off centre it would be really obvious. I took my time lining it up accurately and it paid off.
What I love about this pattern is its simplicity. There are no darts or closures so it is quick and easy and very simple to fit.
Mine is looking a little swingy here, but it could easily be belted to cinch in the waist.
There are useful patch pockets that I deliberately didn’t pattern match so that they were a little more obvious. The bias bound neckline and armholes add detail in an otherwise very simple dress. I opted for a solid colour pre-made binding to stand out against the bold print.
I have worn this dress a lot layered over a long sleeve top on cooler days. I think it would also work really well out of a lighter weight drapey fabric for the warmer weather we have started to get in the UK.
Overall I would really recommend this pattern for a quick and easy make!
Jenny blogs at http://thewardrobearchitect.blogspot.co.uk/