Tauriel Mirkwood Tunic

You're looking for some tipps on Tauriels Mirkwood dress? Then this is for you.


The basis of every good costume is a good pattern. On this picur you can see the top part of my tunic. With raglan sleeves.

Tauriel Mirkwood Tunic

And the skirt part, leaf shaped and a bit longer in the back.

Mock up

I can't say this enough: always do a mock up! It really helps and saves pain and money.

As you can see, I just made one side of the skirt, to save fabric 😉 I had to do some alternations to the top part. I moved the seams of the raglan sleeves a bit up and it was a bit to tight.


Cutting and sewing the tunic

I used a crashed green shimmery tafeta for my tunic. The top has a cotton base, so it will keep its shape.

Tauriel Mirkwood Tunic

Here already most top parts are sewn together, still missing one sleeve...

Meanwhile WIP on the skirt-part:

First I cut the linging. I used a medium crushed taffeta which is the same green shade. Then I pinned the lining layer ontop of the actual fabric and cutting around it.

Tauriel Mirkwood Tunic

Then I sewed the two layers together.

That's what the leafs look like after sewing 🙂


And here are all the leafs joined together for the skirt. 🙂


Here's a first look on how it will look once it's done....


Closure and lining

I sewed in a hook and eye closure band in the front (of the top)

The facing on the collar/top


And the lining of the top. (The sleeves I leave without lining)

Tauriel Mirkwood Tunic

Finished tunic dress

That's basicaly it, the dress is done. Here are some pictures of the finished garment.

Tauriel Mirkwood Tunic
Tauriel Mirkwood Tunic
Tauriel Mirkwood Tunic

That's it for Tauriels leaf Mirkwood tunic. I hope you found my tutorial helpful. Please feel free to share it. 

If you have any question, leave me a comment.



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9 Kommentare, sei der nächste!

  1. Dieser Blog ist für mich als Tauriel-Fan so toll und viel mehr noch: so hilfreich. Ich möchte gerne diese grüne Tunika nähen, aber ich finde einfach nicht den passenden Taft Stoff. Deiner ist ja sehr nah am Original- weißt du noch, wo du ihn gekauft hast?
    Über einen Link oder Shop würde ich mich sehr freuen!

    Viele Grüße aus Deutschland 🙂

    1. Liebe Natascha, freut mich, dass dir meine Tauriel-Posts gefallen und hilfreich sind für dich 🙂 Ich hab den Taftstoff damals von stoffe.de gekauft. Leider, leider gibt es den da aber nicht mehr. Ich hatte nach crash Taft/crushed taffeta gesucht. zB das hier sieht recht ähnlich aus: https://www.onlinefabricstore.net/olive-green-crushed-taffeta-fabric-.htm
      Ich wünsche dir viel Erfolg und viel Spass 🙂

      Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

          1. Dear Emily, thank you for your comment. Unfortunately there is no easy answer to your questions. I learned to craft patterns in my apprenticeship during 3 years. I suggest you rather try to change an existing pattern 🙂

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