As the weather’s getting chillier, I’ve become obsessed with cosy comfortable clothes… and let’s face it, there’s not much that’s more comfy than knit tunics and leggings. I have a suspicion it’s going to become my outfit of choice this winter… I’ve wanted to make myself an all-knit Washington Dress for a while, so I decided to give it a go, and shorten it to tunic length.
I used a lovely heathered jersey/terry (not quite as hefty as a terry, not quite as light as a jersey.. somewhere in between!) from Gather Here, and cut all the pieces from the knit, rather than using a woven for the skirt, as indicated in the pattern. Using all jersey works perfectly! The key thing with this pattern is the bodice and at least the back yoke need to be made of a knit; the skirt and front yoke can be from a woven OR a knit. I’ve put on weight recently but the Washington is my friend, because the drafting means it skims right over the tum 🙂
To make it a tunic, I simply cut the bottom off the pattern, using my Concord T-Shirt Dress as a guide for length.
The result is a snuggly basic which can be made a little more fun with accessories… I’m thinking of wearing brightly coloured leggings with it soon! (Oh, the throwback to my teenage years in the 90s…).
And, as it’s Fall, I did the obligatory leaf-throwing shot!
Are you a tunic + leggings fan? It may not be the most flattering look, but hey, sometimes I just don’t care about flattering!