I made this dress last fall, not too long after I first started sewing. I’m pretty sure it was the third pattern I tried. Surprisingly, unlike most of my first few sewing projects, I still love this dress!
The pattern is the School House Tunic, by Sew Liberated. This rayon fabric by Amy Butler is one of my favorites. It is called Twilight Peony Rayon in Saffron. It’s currently on sale at Hawthorne Threads. I purchased my fabric and pattern from Five Eighth Seams. Worn with a pair of boots this is the perfect casual fall outfit, especially since this fabric is all the colors of fall. It’s super comfy and the fabric is so soft. It’s one of those go-to outfits that I can just throw on and head out the door without a lot of thought.
This pattern runs really big, so I would suggest making it off your bust size. There are no closures and it’s not meant to fit real tight. I’m only 5’4 so I am able to wear mine as a dress. If you are taller than me and want yours to be a dress, I would definitely recommend lengthening it. I turned the hem under a total of a ½ inch and it really needs to be a little longer to comfortably wear it to work. It also looks super cute with a pair of leggings!