adult's clothing · sewing

Hot Patterns Trilogy Tunic

I was really hoping that I’d be able to squeeze a dress out of these fabric leftovers – but alas, no matter how I tried to wrangle it, there just wasn’t enough!  So a tunic it was.

Hot Patterns Trilogy tunic in rayon from Darn Cheap Fabrics

The fabric is a textured rayon woven from Darn Cheap Fabrics – I used it to make a jacket and had a fair bit left over. Because of the limited quantity there was not attempt made to balance or match the pattern – I just had to go with what I could do!

Hot Patterns Trilogy tunic in rayon from Darn Cheap Fabrics

The pattern is Hot Patterns Fast and Fabulous Trilogy dress, tunic and top. I’ve sewn the top a few times now, and was quite keen to sew it as a dress. Next time! I sewed this in size 10 from memory (but would need to check the pattern pieces to confirm) which is a couple of sizes smaller than Hot Patterns suggest for my measurements.

Hot Patterns Trilogy tunic in rayon from Darn Cheap Fabrics

I cut my own strips of bias to make fairly wide bias binding for the neckline and armholes. I applied the binding to the wrong side, then turned it to the front, enclosing the seam allowance, and top-stitched it in place from the front. It’s important to make the bias a decent width so you don’t run the risk of it fraying a little in the wash and threads peeking out (yes, I learned the hard way). It’s worked beautifully on this top.

Hot Patterns Trilogy tunic in rayon from Darn Cheap Fabrics

There’s not much more to say about this tunic! Great fabric, simple pattern, and easy to wear. Definitely fast too. I think that I prefer the top length on me to the tunic. It’s good for work though!

Hot Patterns Trilogy tunic in rayon from Darn Cheap Fabrics

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7 thoughts on “Hot Patterns Trilogy Tunic

  1. Beautiful! In this fabric, I think the tunic is a better length. It allows more of the pattern “repeat” to show which makes it less busy and more geometric. The fabric isn’t overwhelming you.

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