Introducing the Coni Tunic Pattern

Say hi to our very first pattern of 2019 – the Coni Tunic! We’re pretty excited to release this pattern while there’s still some life and warmth left in our summer yet. And we’re equally excited to release it to followers in the northern hemisphere who are inching closer and closer to spring and maybe (hopefully?) starting to feel that seasonal sewing shift.

Coni Tunic (wide sleeve band) made up in our Ebony Crush Washed Linen

Coni is a relaxed, tunic-style dress featuring a wide neckline, stitched down side pockets and, for that all-important warm-weather ventilation, side splits. The dropped shoulder is finished with sleeve bands and the pattern provides two band options for either narrow or wide width. The latter can be worn out to give an extended sleeve line (shown above) or turned back (shown below) as a cuff feature.

Coni Tunic (wide sleeve band, turned back) made up in our Aloha Cruz

This style is great as a stand-alone dress but looks equally fabulous layered over pants or leggings. And in a lighter fabric (like a crinkle linen, below), it makes a makes a truly excellent beach cover-up. It really is the perfect addition to any summer wardrobe, especially those holiday ones.

The Coni Tunic glides nicely across the apparel spectrum that is part dress, part tunic and part kaftan. Play around with your fabric choices and it can be anything from elegant to beachy to casual to smart. The timeless style works for all ages and all shapes and has the added benefit of being both cool and supremely comfortable.

Recommended fabrics for this pattern include linen, linen blends, silk crepe de chine, viscose, rayon, cotton cheesecloth or gauze. The Coni Top comes in four (Australian) sizes – Size 1 (6-8-10), Size 2 (10-12-14), Size 3 (size 14-16-18), Size 4 (18-20-22) and is now available in both hardcopy and PDF copy shop/print-at-home versions.

And in case you were wondering…yes, this pattern can absolutely and easily be cropped to make a simple, breezy top at your preferred length. I made this one in our Granite Crinkle Linen, raising the neckline (just a personal preference) and cutting the fabric on the cross grain so the crinkle runs horizontally.