Wednesday, February 22, 2017

It's tunic time...part two!

The second tunic in this series was just about as easy as the first one.  I started with a crop top that had a nice lace edging, and a long, pleated skirt.


I put on the crop top and determined how long I wanted my finished tunic to be.



I cut off the bottom half of the skirt to the predetermined length, retaining the original hem.


I carefully pinned all of the pleats in place and serged along the top edge of the skirting before attaching it to the top.


I was fortunate that the width of the skirting was already the width of the top, so no adjustments were necessary.


I then pinned the right side of the pleated skirt to the wrong side of the crop top at the point where the lace edging met the t-shirt fabric.


I topstitched the pleated skirt to the top, stitching along the top edge of the lace edging.  For modesty, I also stitched a strip of the skirt fabric to the back side of the lace that ran down the front of the top.


I love the flowiness of this top!  Although, it made for some fun times trying to photograph at the windy Oregon coast!

Stay tuned for more tunics!

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13 comments:

  1. This turned out so cute. Great idea! Especially when tunics can be hit or miss and you want to cover your bum in skinny jeans or leggings. I'm inspired. :)

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    1. Thanks! This one actually turned out a little longer than I had expected. I thought about redoing it to make it a little shorter, but in the end, I decided I kind of liked the extra length. That's the nice thing about refashioning...customizing!

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  2. AH-DOR-A-BLE!!!! I love how you are wearing it with a jeans jacket, too.

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    1. Thanks, Beth, you're so sweet! I always value your opinion! (My favorite look is with the jacket, also!)

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  3. Another beautiful tunic!!! I loved the last one too. You are so motivating!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Deb! I'm glad that these posts are motivating. I'd love to see pictures of any tunics you create!

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  4. Teamed with the denim jacket and skinny jeans, this is an awesome outfit, and one I'd feel very comfortable wearing.

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  5. Just another proof that modesty can be super cute too! This gives me ideas for some of those pretty crop tops that I wouldn't otherwise wear. I feel a thrift store trip coming on.

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    1. Awesome...I'm glad you feel inspired! I hope you find some great things to refashion. Let's give those crop tops a new, modest life!!

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate the feedback and always look forward to reading what you have to say! Susan

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