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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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

It's tunic time...part one!

Ever since the All-Star season of Refashion Runway when we were given the challenge of tunics, I have been in love!  Tunics are comfortable, flattering, and all around fun!  My next several posts will feature tunics.  Some are refashioned from dresses, some from skirts and tops, some from sweaters and t-shirts, and some from menswear.  

The first tunic of this series is about as simple as you can get.  I found an oversized denim dress made from a very soft, and lightweight denim.


As for refashioning, it was just a matter of cutting off the length, taking in the sides a bit, and adding a new rolled hem.


I used a topstitching thread that matched the existing stitching.


The back has a nice gathered detail.


For a different look, I added my brown fur vest.


Although I don't have a picture, the tunic also looks good with a t-shirt underneath and the front left unsnapped like a jacket.  

Stay tuned for more tunics!

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