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 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.
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.
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.
Daniela sewed a dress with a bright red, orange, and pink African wax print cotton fabric.
Tricia used an Anna Maria Horner interlock where she used the wrong (unprinted) side of the knit for the neckband and sleeve cuffs.
This tunic with modifications was sewn by Nicole.
Another tunic, but this time by Jen who used an Anna Maria Horner Sinister Swarm fabric.
Lastly, Aja sewed this green 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?