May 16, 2018

Striped Jumper to Striped Tunic!

I found this striped jumper the other day at a thrift store and really liked the cotton stretch fabric, the button front, and the stripes.  I didn't like, however, much of anything else.  


I thought with a little bit of rearranging, it would make a fun and comfortable tunic.  I cut away the skirt and used the fabric to lengthen the bodice and add sleeves.


I thought that changing the direction of the stripes on the added piece would make things interesting.


I made the back addition slightly longer than the front.


It was a pretty simple transformation, but now it's much more wearable!

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11 comments:

  1. Just adorable, Susan, as usual.

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  2. It's amazing how changing the directions of the stripes improved the look.

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  3. This is such a lovely transformation. I absolutely love tunics and think this is so flattering on you. I hope all is well with you and your beautiful family. :)

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  4. Simple for you, Susan, but you had to have the creativity to think of the idea in the first place. Your tunics are the best. Featured today...

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  5. Love the transformation and the new tunic.
    How did you draft your own sleeves? Any recommendations about where I could learn to do this? TIA

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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