The GreenStyle Laurel Tunic and Dress (and a 1 degree photoshoot)

Greenstyle Laurel Tunic and DressI made up my first GreenStyle pattern this weekend! It needs to warm up so I can sport my new dresses. I dropped my coat and we did the fastest photo shoot ever for this post. We topped out at 1 degree for the high today. Guys I’m so over winter.

GreenStyle Laurel Dress and TunicThe pattern calls for knit. I used a waffle weave that has been languishing in my stash. It turns out my kids really don’t care for waffle weave, and for some unknown reason I had nearly 3 yards of it. Perfect for a pattern test! It’s a slightly heavier knit so it gives a little more structure. I used a pretty sturdy rib knit for the cowl. If you are using a softer jersey you’ll get a little different look with your neckline.

GreenStyle Laurel Dress and TunicThis is my “get a picture of the cowl, I can’t feel my face” picture. I used a white contrast for the neckline. The front and back feature a simple set of pleats. It was a nice shake up for me. I feel like I’ve been doing a lot of gathering. This was a little different look.

GreenStyle Laurel Dress and TunicIt was a very fast sew. You’ve got a number of options. It comes with a length marker for a short, regular, and long bodice. I’m wearing the regular bodice length. I would be careful the short bodice length depending on your chest measurement. There are a few adjustments being made to the length. I believe that you’ll find this one labeled on the final pattern as “above the knee”, there will be a knee length, and also a tunic.

GreenStyle Laurel Dress and TunicI choose long sleeve, so much snow still. It has a 3/4 and short sleeve version. And pockets. I kind of love the pockets. This pattern is at the end of it’s test. I’ll update when it’s released so you can go and grab it, or you can join the GreenStyle Facebook group HERE.

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Happy Sewing,


{ 11 comments… add one }
  • Rachel March 3, 2014, 6:28 am

    This is really nice! The shape, pleats, pockets, color, great job.
    I’m so over winter, too especially all of the ice on the roads.

  • Teresa March 3, 2014, 6:37 am

    Ooh…you brave girl! It just looks cold! But your dress looks awesome! I definitely could see that dress in my closet. I love all of the details, and especially love that it has pockets!

  • Pam @Threading My Way March 3, 2014, 6:53 am

    I could see me wearing this in the tunic length. Great fabric choice!!! Love the pockets and the positioning of the pleats.

  • Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures March 3, 2014, 7:05 am

    This is a GREAT pattern! I am loving the shape! We had another winter storm this weekend. Like you, I am OVER winter! 😉 Spring will be here before we know it, though! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  • Amy mayen March 3, 2014, 8:36 am

    We got covered yesterday too. I could be very explicit in telling you how much I agree with you and I hate the snow!! I’m so excited to see this pattern!! This makes 2 or 3 women’s patterns I want really bad from Greenstyle, and there are some tween and kid size patterns I want really bad too! There’s one pattern that I want; I think the women’s XS might fit Bella if I adjust the sleeves, and the bigger sizes will fit me! I’ve been in love with this company forever, Greenstyle is all over my tween PDF Masterlist (coming soon.) I’m in love, love, love with your grey sweater dress. The cowl is adorable!

  • Stephanie March 3, 2014, 9:05 am

    Hey! I “know” you fellow tester 🙂 I loveee this pattern, and feel guilty that I did *not* brave the 0 degree weather to take outside pictures now!!

  • Ajaire March 3, 2014, 7:18 pm

    Rachel that is so cute on you! I love it in the waffle knit. 🙂

  • Lightning McStitch March 4, 2014, 4:46 am

    That whole outfit is so cute. I love that hat on you too!
    the dress looks lovely all layered up.
    I’m sure you don’t want to hear it but from where I sit in the southern hemisphere that snow looks beautiful. So perfect and white. Thanks for taking the pics outdoors!

  • Jenya March 5, 2014, 5:45 am

    Rachel, this dress looks so comfy! It looks wonderful on you. In fact, going to check the pattern out now 🙂

    Snow… I don’t miss it…

  • Cindy March 6, 2014, 12:02 pm

    The dress looks like it is comfy and stylish…a hard combo to come by! I hope spring weather hurries up and gets here. I’m sick of the cold weather and snow too.

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