Tuesday, January 5, 2016

MuuMuu Confessions: Zsayla Tunic


“Friends don’t let friends wear MUUMUUS!” said my best friend as she rapidly dismissed me back into the dressing room. Well she’s married now, expecting her first and lives on the opposite end of the US from me. So here I am with two glorious tunic/dress things that I absolutely LOVE!

I bought the Zsayla Tunic pattern during a pattern parcel sale. I really liked its look but was worried it would be a bit too baggy so made it up first in this blue lightweight cotton. It turned out PERFECT! The designers of this pattern really got it right with just enough fullness without us drowning in the fabric. 

With my first success, I cut into my precious Kaffe Fassett fabric that was my big purchase of 2014! Thanks to Sarah, from Rinestones and Telephones, for introducing me to his fabrics. It took several tries to find a matching red for the yoke and sleeves. Finally something surfaced in the stash. I was hoping the length would come out alright and IT DID!!! 


I LOVE THIS DRESS! I really love this dress. The one thing that would make it better would be pockets but I LOVE THIS Dress. It makes me so happy when I wear it or even look at it. I let it hang to air dry and I don't usually need to even iron it. Hurrah for low upkeep. I wore it with a long sleeve shirt and leggings until it got too cold. I can't wait until spring and summer rolls back around! 

The Zsayla is a hit for me! Have you ever had a pattern turn out better than you expected? 

3 comments:

Becky said...

You look really happy wearing them both! Nice florals, too. I think the pattern that turned out better than expected for me was the Deer & Doe Plantain. I was expecting it to look huge and frumpy, since I usually wore stuff with more waist definition, but it was actually pretty flattering. As a bonus, it fit well into my pregnancy, and is definitely one of the pre-baby shirts that looks best on me now. I'll definitely be revisiting it this year!

Heather Dawson said...

I gave this in my stash. I have been resisting it because I was worried about the fullness... I like how you did the yoke and sleeves in the same fabric, it's really flattering.

Heather Dawson said...

I gave this in my stash. I have been resisting it because I was worried about the fullness... I like how you did the yoke and sleeves in the same fabric, it's really flattering.