introducing the cappuccino dress + tunic sew-along

Who’s up for a Cappuccino Dress + Tunic sew-along? We hope you will join us next week when we will be hosting one. This pattern was very well received when it was released almost a year ago. The flattering v-neckline, those cool almost-hidden inseam pockets, and the loose fit are all very appealing.

Today we’re introducing the sew-along. We’ll cover the fabric and supplies you’ll need to make your dress or tunic. There’s also a little photo round-up to offer a bit of inspiration. After that, you’ll have some time to buy your pattern and all of the supplies you might need before we kick off the project. You can sew a little each day, or the posts will be up indefinitely if you decide that you want to sew your dress or tunic at a later date.

 

Cappuccino Sewalong

 

Cappuccino Dress + Tunic Description

This easy-going pullover can be made in two lengths—as a tunic or dress. Both styles feature a flattering V-neck and crossover neckband with a softly gathered front detail and options for either a kimono-style short sleeve or a three-quarter-length sleeve with contrast cuff. The dress includes unique on-seam pockets in a flattering curved seam.

Suggested Fabrics

This pattern works best with light-to medium-weight woven fabrics like quilting cotton, chambray, lawn, shirting, poplin, broadcloth, sateen, voile, linen, washed silk, and rayon.

Notions

Coordinating thread, lightweight fusible interfacing.

Before starting the sew-along

  • Buy your pattern
  • Determine what size to make
  • Purchase your fabric
  • Get pattern pieces ready
  • Cut fabric and transfer markings
  • Review instructions

Cappuccino sew-along schedule

  • Day 1: Assemble the neckband, Prepare the pockets (view A only)
  • Day 2: Prepare the pieces for assembly, Assemble the front dress/tunic, Attach the neckband
  • Day 3: Prepare/attach the sleeve, Sew the side seams, Attach the sleeve band (view A), Finish the dress/tunic

Here is some inspiration to give you ideas of what you can make.

This tunic was made by Jeanne and is in an Amy Butler voile. Do you remember it from the Liesl + Co patterns round-up?

 

Liesl + Co. Cappuccino Tunic

 

Daniela sewed a dress with a bright red, orange, and pink African wax print cotton fabric.

 

Liesl + Co Cappuccino Dress

 

Tricia used an Anna Maria Horner interlock where she used the wrong (unprinted) side of the knit for the neckband and sleeve cuffs.

 

Liesl + Co Cappuccino Tunic

 

This tunic with modifications was sewn by Nicole.

 

Liesl + Co Cappuccino Tunic

 

Another tunic, but this time by Jen who used an Anna Maria Horner Sinister Swarm fabric.

 

Liesl + Co Cappuccino Tunic

 

Lastly, Aja sewed this green dress.

 

Liesl + Co Cappuccino Dress

 

We do hope you will participate.

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Gather your pattern, fabric, and supplies and we will see you here on Monday, March 9th! By the way, the timing works out perfectly with Selfish Sewing Week which starts the same day. We cannot wait to see what you make! Be sure to add your completed Cappuccino tunics and dresses to the Liesl + Co flickr group.

So, who’s in?

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8 Comments

  1. Yay! I’m in! I have had this one for a while and it always gets bumped down to keep up with the kids sewing, perfect excuse to pull it out now.

  2. sharon k

    I want to join in too! I not sure if I will have time with such short notice though.

  3. added to my sew along calendar! http://swoodsonsays.com/sew-a-long-calendar/

  4. Oh, I have a terrible time with the digital patterns! I wondered if this pattern eventually would be available in print? I’d really like to try it.

  5. Kathleen

    I would be really nice if you went through the FBA in one of the sessions – I know it is covered in the pattern but some of us would like a little hand holding 🙂

  6. Lucy Daniel

    Count me in. I have my material ready. Just need to print pattern. YAY!!!!

  7. I haven’t done a sew-along before but this is a lovely pattern and I’d really like to try it. I’m just starting to see for myself, having sewn for my kids for a few years. Having just finished a Coco by Tilly Walnes, I thought this would be a great next challenge.

    Am having a good old mooch around for fabric right now. Feeling excited.

  8. Got my button ready and pattern printed. I plan to be there!!

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