View PatternView PatternView PatternView PatternSewing PatternNo-Pattern Tunic Dress Dresses Garments This easy belted tunic dress is the perfect project if you’ve ever wanted to try drafting your own pattern. Simply follow the diagrams to measure and cut the pieces from rectangles of fabric. This is a loose-fitting style which should fit most sizes, however, as you are creating your own pattern from a rectangle of fabric, it is easy to adjust to make it larger or smaller if desired to fit your own measurements.EssentialsFabric for bodice and belt, 103cmFabric for skirt, 114cmLining fabric, 103cmHeavyweight interfacing, 5.1cm x 38.1cmDimensions ListTo fitBust: 36”Waist: 27”Hip: 36”Neck to waist: 17”Shoulder to shoulder: 15”Cutting guideBodice Front: cut one on fold from fabric and liningBodice Back: cut two (one reversed) from fabric and liningSkirt: cut two 54.6cm x 61cm rectangles from fabricBelt, cut four 6.35cm x 114cm strips from fabricNote: a 1.3cm seam allowance is included except on the neck (6mm seam allowance also included)Stitch a belted dress1 Draft the patterns for the bodice front and bodice back using the dimensions on the diagrams (above). Cut out as per the cutting guide. Sew the bodice front pieces together, main fabric to lining, with right sides facing around the neck and armholes. Clip around the neck and press.2 Sew the back pieces together down the centre. Do this for the main fabric, followed by the lining. Then stitch the bodice back pieces together, main fabric to lining, with right sides facing around the neck and armholes. Clip around the neck and press.3 Introduce the complete bodice back piece (right side out) into the complete bodice front (right side in). Make sure that the main fabric parts touch and the lining pieces touch as well. Sew the shoulders closed. Pull the bodice back piece out and press.4 Sew the side seams closed by aligning each seam perfectly at the armhole point and pinning outwards. Attach the skirt pieces at the side seams. Sew the bodice to the skirt with right sides facing. Finish the seam with an overlocker or a zigzag stitch. Alternatively use a French seam.5 To hem the skirt, fold up 6mm, press, then fold under another 2.5cm and edgestitch by sewing a few millimetres away from the folded edge.6 To construct the belt, sew the four strips in pairs on the short side. Stitch the two pieces right sides together around all four sides. Using a seam ripper, carefully unpick the centre seam on one side and turn the belt out. Clip the corners and press.7 Thread heavy weight interfacing through the gap, adhesive side facing the opening, and centre. Sew the gap closed with invisible hand stitches and press to fuse the interfacing to the belt. Other Popular Makes... Easy floral hot water bottle coverPatchwork & QuiltingDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)When the weather gets nippy, cosy up with Jenny Arnott’s hot floral Lizzie TunicGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)The simple silhouette of this outfit by Julia Claridge is ideal for spring and summer wardrobes. Sewn in a beautifully Pyjama bottomsGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Patterned trousers are no longer restricted to nightwear, as fun and funky designs brighten the high street teamed with simple Flora Pyjama SetQuick makesDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Making PJs should be just as easy as wearing them, like this cute floral combo by Corinne Bradd – which even Liberty HedgehogAnimals Children ToysDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)The crowning glory of this cuddly hedgehog by Cheryl Owen is its soft and tactile shaggy spines. They are easy Stuart Hillard’s Garden Tote and KneelerGifts Home makes Outdoors Sewing BeeDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)With the arrival of spring, many will be preparing to get out in the garden for some much-needed maintenance after PopularRecent Easy floral hot water bottle cover Dave Dachshund Free Sewing Pattern Downloads Floaty Floral Three Quarter Sleeved Dress Stuffed Fabric Letters Art Gallery Fabric Unicorn Toy Retro Mixtape Cushion Tweed Chicken Doorstop Make Your Own Bodycon Dress Sewing Bee Sleeveless Shell Top Sewing Bee Shift Dress Wiggle Dress Easy floral hot water bottle cover Lizzie Tunic Pyjama bottoms Flora Pyjama Set Liberty Hedgehog Stuart Hillard’s Garden Tote and Kneeler No-Pattern Button Skirt Draped jersey top Nautical Doorstop Tissue Pouch Bowling Set No-pattern dressing gown Get all of your sewing essentials sent straight to your inbox! Please keep me up to date with regular emails from Sew MagazineYou need to tick the box above to confirm you want to recieve emails We have sent you a confirmation email, please confirm it.