Sew Me Something: Busy Fuchsia Batik Tunic Dress - Butterick B5415

Front -  Blue and brown flowers
Zipless Back - Purple and pink flowers
Deliberate gathers
Pockets are always handy

In my hasty foolishness to make this tunic dress using 2 pieces of fuchsia pink batik gifted to me by Kathleen, I did not realise that the floral prints were of different colour. Would have preferred the purple flowers to be on the front. Oh well; one cannot uncut fabric.

The sleeve caps were strangely wide, even after ease-stitching. So, gathered sleeves, they became. I also hiked up the bottom hem a la tunic style. Having it at the knees with long sleeves just made it old and weird. I could throw on a pair of tights or trousers if the occasion needed a more conservative dress code.

So? What do you think?

Pattern: Butterick Easy B5415 Size 12 Material: 2 pieces of batik - each 180 cm long Time taken: 2 days

- eliminated zipper;
- lowered back neckline by 2";
- added inseam pockets;
- took in 1 cm of seam allowance of middle back;
- raised bottom hem.
Aligning for the first cut
Modification No.3: hiked up the bottom hem
As "action shot" as it gets
The Leftover