Well, all it took was for me to see Erica's Burda 7368 Tunic and I was smitten.
Simple. And on trend for summer 2011...what we have left of it. They're everywhere, worn over shorts, or as cover-ups, and sometimes, if you are young enough and have legs enough, they can even be worn as a dress.
For me? This version is made with a lightweight linen...and will never be worn as a dress!
I think what I love about such a basic pattern is that it is an opportunity to make even the most normal details ...um, as perfect as you can. For this tunic, I used french seams throughout, was very, very careful with my topstitching, and buttonholes, and added a dainty row of 1/2 " shell buttons.
There is something about wearing a tunic...maybe it's the way it floats over your body, always looks fresh and cool, or maybe its the fact that you don't have to hold your stomach in.
I am all about a tunic these days.