A few months ago I reviewed a cute dress pattern called the Rylee dress. This has been a huge hit with my girls. They are so comfortable in their dresses. When AddieK Patterns announced she was seeking testers for a women’s version I replied right away. Now I know why my girls love their Rylee dresses so much!
The Canny Tunic is a very simple project. Just like the Rylee, the sleeves are dolman style. That means that they are cut with the dress in one piece. So to sew up this tunic you will only need to cut two pattern pieces (unless you add the optional pockets). Sew up the top of the arms to the neckline, sew the bottom of the sleeves down the sides of the skirt, hem and you are done!
I made my tester tunic out of knit interlock from Joann’s. Which is the same type of fabric I used for my girls. Because the neckline is hemmed instead of using a neckband I opted for a more stable knit to avoid stretching.
The pattern does take a lot of paper to print since both pattern pieces are rather large. But once it is taped together it goes really fast. All the pattern pieces fit together very easily. Just like the Rylee dress, the diagrams in the pattern are very clear and easy to follow. The directions are very descriptive without being overly wordy. This would be an ideal project for a women venturing into sewing for herself or someone needing an easy introduction to knits.
The Canny Tunic is available for purchase today on Craftsy at a special introductory price of only $5 until Sunday! Hurry up and pick up a great pattern for a great price.