Thank you so much for the support in response to my last post. I can't tell you how appreciative I am of your encouragement. It's amazing how powerful genuinely kind words can be. Obviously I need to quit over-thinking so much. Story of my life (:
Have you heard of the Schoolhouse Tunic pattern by Sew Liberated? I realize I'm way behind to jump on this bandwagon since this pattern isn't really new, but I made my first dress (well, first successful dress) using it and I love it! This pattern was actually one of my Christmas gifts this year and I couldn't wait to try it out. I first found out about it when I was at City Craft in Dallas (my favorite fabric shop in the area) when the cute sales girl was sporting her own version.
I love that this pattern can be really versatile. I love this
borderline pilgrim look that I got using this dark, earthy linen, but I'm thinking I'll go for a more clean cut look with a fun, patterned cotton next time.
It was a several day process for me, but that's probably because I get bored of working on the same project pretty quickly. You could probably hammer it out in one sitting if you were determined. The pattern is really easy to follow and I think would be suitable for beginner/intermediate sewers.
I'm thinking maybe it needs pockets? Maybe I could make a tutorial for that. Any interest in that?
So...yes make sure to check out the pattern here. A little pricey but you can use it again and again. Oh and you can cut the skirt bottom shorter to make a top too!
By the way, If they're are any UNT Eagles out there, you may recognize the setting of these pictures. My boyfriend is considering transferring for next fall, so we were checking out the campus. Denton has such a cool vibe!