Made By Rae Josephine Tunic

A while back I was lucky to test the newest pattern from Made By Rae, Josephine!  I had loved her from afar and was happy to make my own version, seen here in black Andover chambray (I got mine here, but it is widely available.)
DSC_0038This pattern comes in a range of six women’s sizes, from XS through XXL, with two bodice pieces included for each size: one has an A/B cup bust dart, and the other has a C/D cup bust dart.   How cool is that??  No need for a full (or small) bust adjustment, just pick the one that matches up best with your bra cup size.  I wish more designers offered this feature.  I often find myself needing (but not always doing) a small bust adjustment.

There are also several different views- tunic or blouse length, sleeveless, a center front slit and side vents, elastic casing in the back for a more fitted look…you’ll just have to go take a look, so many options!DSC_0048Rae has a knack for designing accessible, easy to sew clothes that still look great.  They are perfect patterns if you are just starting out sewing for yourself, because the instructions are always very detailed and clear, and they don’t include any really tricky techniques.  I like sewing more complicated garments sometimes, but I find that I wear this and another MBR dress  (Ruby) a lot- especially during the winter because I like to layer them with sweaters, tights and boots.
DSC_0079I would love to make a sleeveless version in a lightweight fabric for spring, or maybe a plaid version?  I have a bit of a plaid hoarding problem so it would be a good way to bust some of the stash 🙂

  • LSV

    That is really pretty! Thanks, will check the pattern out!

  • The chambray really shows off the pattern’s lovely details! It’s perfect, Kelly.

  • Teri

    I love your Josephine! I am planning to get the pattern soon and I am inspired to try it in chambray.

  • this is very nice! i love the tucks down the front, your chambray shows them off well.

  • Oh it’s beautiful and I love it in the chambray! Lovely on you.

  • it looks amazing on you! and your sewing is impeccable, as usual! really lovely 🙂

  • It looks great and everyone is right the Chambray was a great choice, really makes the pattern shine! x

  • Beautiful. The chambray really sets off the details of this dress and the whole thing looks so chic.

  • Very cute!

  • This is so pretty! I love the full sleeve and the pintucks – and it looks fantastic made up in chambray!

  • Lovely tunic! The tuck details are awesome, and I love the shape of the sleeves.

  • So cute! Well, I love chambray anything but those pintucks are just perfect on it. I love that the pattern is drafted for smaller & larger busts, very thoughtful and helpful.

  • That’s so interesting about the bust dart. I’ve never heard of a pattern having them according to cup size. My only callout is that is doesn’t deal with the length that is added or substrates during a FBA or SBA. Wonder is that makes a difference?

    • Kelly

      Well, there are two different pattern pieces for the front-one for A/B cup size, and one for C/D…I only printed the A/B piece so I can’t say for sure how they are different. However, I know she had testers in all sizes, so I guess it works? Rae could answer the question better than I could 🙂

  • What a great dress! The tucks just make it 🙂

  • What a perfect little dress – love the detailing and the chambray!

  • Love the fabric on yours! This looks like a great basic pattern — I’ll have to check it out!

  • Lovely! I agree with everybody else–the chambray really shows off the pintucks wonderfully 🙂 I hope to try out the Josephine this summer!

  • This tunic is great, very classy with the pinstripes in the grey. I also like the feature of having different patterns based on cup size. I don’t know why more designers don’t offer this. I have not yet done a SBA, but have to for pretty much every garment if it is fitted in the bodice. Now, many indie designers are offering their pattern in C and even D cup but with no option for A. I have to search far and wide to find those Threads patters that offer the A, B, C and D options for their patterns. I supposed learning to do an SBA would be the easiest option.

  • Beautiful! I love the pintucks.

  • I hope that this pattern comes out soon, I absolutely love love it!

    • Kelly

      It’s available now, you should get it! Super easy pattern 🙂

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