I promised my friend Penny I’d make her the dress version of Amy Butler’s ‘anna tunic’. I’ve made quite a few now as both a tunic and mini dress for myself, and a tunic for my BFF. But I’ve never made the dress length version.
We wandered up to Raystitch on our lunch break last week to see if anything took her fancy and she found this great dark navy brushed cotton with cream pinstripes. It feels wonderful! We also got some blue anti-static lining fabric so that the dress can be worn over tights/leggings in winter (also adds to the general warmth I think).
As the tunic requires four buttons, I suggested that we add some character by choosing something quirky. Penny is a cat lover and she managed to find some pretty damn cute buttons which look great against the fabric. Plus I convinced her a bright red top stitch along the edge of the yoke and hem would accentuate the detail.
The dress came together really well and I almost managed to completely match my stripes (but not totally – one of the back panels is a bit off). It looks brilliant on and most importantly Penny loves it!
These are not the best photos of a garment I’ve ever taken. Hopefully I’ll have some photos of her in it soon to truly show it off.