Fit for Art Carpe Diem Dress & Tunic Pattern


A super versatile & beginner-friendly pattern, the Carpe Diem Dress & Tunic features a scoop neckline, natural shoulder, and Fit for Art’s signature square armhole construction in sizes XS-3XL. The pattern allows the sewer to customize the fit with a choice between AB and CD cup fronts and between a straight and flared side panel. Each view can be sewn in three lengths (tunic, above the knee, or below the knee dress) with an optional back belt for shaping and an optional pleat insert in the center back seam. Fashion the Carpe Diem loosely enough to be pulled over the head or make it more fitted with a center back keyhole opening or zipper

Detailed instructions aid the sewer in making additional fitting adjustments, if needed, on a mock-up and transferring those adjustments to the paper pattern.  Additional fitting help is available on the Fit for Art Dress Help page, in the downloadable fitting guide – Common Fitting Adjustments for the Carpe Diem Dress, and in Video Tutorials. The instruction book includes design tips and inspiration for creating your unique artful dress or tunic.

Once fitted, this versatile pattern can be used with all kinds of fabrics from tencel to linen for all seasons and all occasions. 

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