Poppies . . . Poppies . . .

Meet my new favorite summer dress . . . the Poppy Tunic from Make it Perfect.

Poppy1I had my eye on this pattern for a while — and when it turned up in the Perfect Pattern Parcel a couple of months ago, I knew it was destiny.

This dress has cool and unique style, fits great, and is extremely comfortable.  In my book, that’s a win-win-win.  It’s also a great way to use up that leftover cotton print from another project that’s been sitting in your stash.

Poppy Tunic 1

How about that yoke detail on the front and back?

Poppy Tunic 2

Poppy 3

Poppy Tunic 6I made a size medium with Robert Kaufman chambray and a quilting cotton print I got on sale at Hawthorne Threads back in January.  I did have to adjust the bodice a little bit to accommodate my smallish shoulders — but otherwise, the fit is spot on.


Believe it or not, this exact fabric combination has made a previous appearance in my household . . .

Oliver & SThis is Kiki’s Hide & Seek Dress by Oliver & S, made for Kids Clothes Week this past spring — a dress that came out very well and that has been worn very little.  If only I had known that Kiki would be establishing and vigilantly implementing her new “Skirts & Shirts Only” policy right when this one came off the sewing machine, I might have made her something else with these spiffy fabrics :).  So, I was so glad to have enough left of both to pull off something for me.  And only now do I realize how similar these dresses really are.  Crazy!

Make it Perfect also has a kid size Mini Poppy — I wonder if there’s enough of this fabric left to make one of those for Lulu, or would that be overdoing it??




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