Designed for woven fabrics, the Cora top/tunic dress PDF sewing pattern from Sew Over It is a wonderful speedy make!
The Cora Top is a breezy, easy-to-wear staple that you‘ll want to sew more than one of! Simple to make but with lots of fun details, which can be easily dressed up or down. Pair with your smartest tailored trousers for work, or style with your most comfortable jeans for the weekend. It can be worn tucked in or loose.
The Cora Top features a V-shaped neckline finished at the front with a pleat detail. The back also sports a pleat, which cleverly creates the appearance of a yoke, and keeps the shoulders that little more fitted. The grown-on sleeves are simple to sew, while the high-low hem is kept interesting with shallow angled side slits.
As well as the top version, Cora also comes with the option to be lengthened into a kaftan-style tunic dress. There are no darts or gathers required, which makes it a speedy project but also it’s great for bold large-scale prints.
With just four pattern pieces, it’s a fantastic project and works best in lightweight woven fabrics with a good amount of drape such as rayon or viscose and lightweight crepes for maximum drape, but you could also use a lightweight linen or cotton voile. The pattern comes in a good range of sizes between 8-20 UK.