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cappuccino dress + tunic sewing pattern

cappuccino dress + tunic sewing pattern
Price: $14.95
Brand: Liesl + Co.
Item: OLV-LC006CD
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An updated version of our popular Lisette Portfolio Dress pattern, 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.

 

cappuccino dress + tunic sewing pattern
  • Description

    Our favorite look for any season, 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.

    cappuccino dress + tunic sewing pattern

    Fabric Guide

    size 0 2 4 6 8
    View A, Fabric A,* 44" Fabric 2 3/4 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards
    View A, Fabric A,* 58" Fabric 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards
    View A, Fabric B**, All 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard
    View B, Fabric A,*** 44" Fabric 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards
    View B, Fabric A,*** 58" Fabric 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 1/4 yards
    View B, Fabric B****, All 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard

    size 10 12 14 16
    View A, Fabric A,* 44" Fabric 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards
    View A, Fabric A,* 58" Fabric 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards
    View A, Fabric B**, All 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard
    View B, Fabric A,*** 44" Fabric 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 2 yards 2 yards
    View B, Fabric A,*** 58" Fabric 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards
    View B, Fabric B****, All 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard

    * Body and sleeves
    ** Neckband and sleeve bands
    *** Body
    **** Neckband

    Finished Measurements

    size 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
    Bust 33 1/2" 34 1/2" 35 1/2" 36 1/2" 37 1/2" 39" 40 1/2" 42" 43 1/2"
    Hip 39 1/2" 40 1/2" 41 1/2" 42 1/2" 43 1/2" 45" 46 1/2" 48" 49 1/2"
    Dress Length* 35 1/2" 36" 36 1/2" 37" 37 1/2" 38" 38 1/2" 39" 39 1/2"
    Tunic Length* 26 1/4" 26 1/2" 26 3/4" 27" 27 1/4" 27 1/2" 27 3/4" 28" 28 1/4"

    * Measured from neck at shoulder.

  • English System
    Pattern
    Size
    Bust
    (in.)
    Natural Waist
    (in.)
    Dropped Waist
    (in.) *
    Hips
    (in.)
    0 32 1/2" 25" 27" 35"
    2 33 1/2" 26" 28" 36"
    4 34 1/2" 27" 29" 37"
    6 35 1/2" 28" 30" 38"
    8 36 1/2" 29" 31" 39"
    10 37 1/2" 30" 32" 40"
    12 39" 31 1/2" 33 1/2" 41 1/2"
    14 40 1/2" 33" 35" 43"
    16 42" 34 1/2" 36 1/2" 44 1/2"

    * 1 1/2" below natural waist

     

    Metric System
    Pattern
    Size
    Bust
    (cm)
    Natural Waist
    (cm)
    Dropped Waist
    (cm) *
    Hips
    (cm)
    0 83 64 69 89
    2 85 66 71 92
    4 88 69 74 94
    6 90 71 76 97
    8 93 74 79 99
    10 95 76 81 102
    12 99 80 85 106
    14 103 84 89 109
    16 107 88 93 113

    * 4 cm below natural waist

     

  • Average rating: (4.6 of 5) based on 17 reviews

    Lissette dress
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 09/22/2016
    I searched like crazy to find this pattern and was glad to see this. However, a V neck is NOT universally flattering and I'm going to try creating the round neck version.
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    Excellent instructions
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 08/26/2016
    But just not right for me. I am on the upper range of sizes and even with a fba still not flattering for a fuller bust 😔
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    Excellent second sewing project
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 08/12/2016
    Easy to follow pattern. Love my new summer dress.
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    great dress/tunic pattern
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 08/08/2016
    This is a great pattern for beginner because the instructions are easy to follow and the results is really impressive and satisfying. I have made a tunic and it took around 6-7 hours of work but I am sure a more experienced seamstress will sew this in a couple of hours.
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    Light summer top
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 03/25/2016
    I have been looking for this type of v neck for a while. Will love wearing this all summer. A great vehicle for fun contrasting fabrics! Would love to see these patterns in larger sizes, as it took some time to alter this to fit me. (4 stars for sizing limitations) Well worth it though, in a cotton voile, next up, gauze and perhaps a dress in a cheerful lightweight print!
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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    Cappuccino versus Portfolio
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 01/01/2016
    The Cappuccino dress pattern was very easy to put together. I made a muslin firstly because I didn't know how I'd like it. I don't like how I look in a v-neck but otherwise it's a pretty dress. I sure wish I could get a hold of the portfolio pattern because I know I'd love it. Maybe I can alter the neckline myself.
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    Cappuccino Tunic
    Reviewed by on 11/27/2015
    The tunic was very quick to make and the distinctive neckline was explained vey well. Very comfortable to wear on a hot summer day.
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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    digital cappuccino dress + tunic sewing pattern
    Reviewed by on 11/24/2015
    I haven't used the pattern yet. I am presently working on Christmas projects. I did take a look at the pattern and I have to say it looks like a very well designed pattern with great directions. I plan on making the dress after the holidays are over.
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    My review
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 08/07/2015
    I m so glad I bought the cappuccino dress. The style is very flattering. I searched for a year for a pattern of the portfolio dress, but it was discontinued. It was easy to understand and went together nicely. I've bought fabric to make three more.
    3 of 3 customers found this helpful.
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    Actually prefer this version to the Portfolio
    Reviewed by on 05/09/2015
    I searched high and low for a copy of the Portfolio, which was discontinued. It was a hefty sum when I found it, but I was happy to have it, and happy with the dresses I made. I decided to get the Cappuccino for the neckline variation, but find the shape of the entire dress more flattering. The neckline certainly helps with a fuller bust, but the shape of the dress on the whole is better too. I'm glad I went ahead and bought it!
    8 of 8 customers found this helpful.
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    Cappuccino dress
    Reviewed by on 05/04/2015
    Loved the pattern. Pieces fit well, instructions clear, final product a little querky and fun!
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    Cappuccino dress
    Reviewed by on 04/19/2015
    I am sewing the dress now. I found the instructions and additional sewing tips to be very helpful. I was able to customize the fitting using the sizing markings quite easily. I am confident that I will be happy with the result.
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    Very good description - nice dress and tunic
    Reviewed by on 03/15/2015
    I am German and had no problems going through the instructions. All very well described. The dress is very nice and the tunic as well. Used it as a karneval top, a tunic to wear in the office and one for leasure time - all three came out nice :-)
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    Plan to Use Pattern Again
    Reviewed by on 02/22/2015
    I bought this pattern with the intention of altering it as a maternity shirt/tunic. I made it and the pattern and directions were great. My maternity alterations came out ok: it fits the belly (adding room in the front panel), but looks a bit awkward in the bust. I probably didn't make enough of an alteration. The front gathers make up for the lack of room, so I do fit in it, but spreads awkwardly, rather than falling gracefully down the front. It would be helpful to have better direction on the bust adjustment for folks over a D cup - which I imagine is common in maternity alterations. I was a bit lost trying to calculate for an H cup. My only other comment (not sizing related) is that I highly recommend folks use a contrasting color fabric in the neckband. I made the tunic without the sleeves and used the same fabric for the neckband as the rest of the shirt. It reminds me of scrubs, honestly, which I don't love. Next time I am going to use a different color in the neckband and I think it will look better. In general, however, I am very satisfied with this pattern. I have only been sewing clothes for a short time and I was able to complete this shirt in a week (without making a muslin). It's even been in the wash and hasn't fallen apart. Ha! Thanks!
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    Beautiful, comfortable and well done
    Reviewed by on 11/07/2014
    As always, the Cappaucino dress pattern did not disappoint. Like other patterns under the Liesl & Co. And Oliver & S umbrella, the pattern was meticulously designed. I love the dress I made! And I have another cut out and ready to sew. Love these patterns.
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    Cute, Cute , Cute!
    Reviewed by on 11/03/2014
    Easy to make and too cute for words.
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    Excellent tunic dress pattern.
    Reviewed by on 11/02/2014
    Having loved it's predecessor, the Lisette Portfolio (of which I had a few versions), I wanted to give this one a try and wasn't disappointed. I used the FBA instruction which were great and helped to give a great fit. It is great for those who maybe have a slightly fuller figure. I love the V-neck crossover neckline and there are endless possibilities in my mind for fabric choices. Hope to make the dress version too. More details on my blog: http://stitchynotions.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/a-cappuccino-please.html
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