Anna tunic for Penny

16 Oct

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).

IMG_1711As 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.

 

 

 

 

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4 Responses to “Anna tunic for Penny”

  1. jennystitched October 16, 2015 at 6:35 pm #

    I love those buttons! You were right about the red top stitching, really lifts the whole tunic 😀

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    • rosemary October 16, 2015 at 8:11 pm #

      Thanks Jenny!

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  2. Linda of Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!! October 17, 2015 at 8:24 pm #

    She has chosen the cutest buttons! Nice work on the dress and the red topstitching is very unique!

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    • rosemary October 18, 2015 at 10:52 am #

      She sure did – I can’t stand sewing something I don’t think will look nice! 😉 So was really happy with her choice of fabric and buttons. I love the red top stitching think I may try this on some other things.

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