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  • How to make a tunic dress. 1960s Inspired Sweater Dress - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with a man's super huge sweater! I made mine using an XL and it came out as short as they would have probably worn in the 60s- but I would have gone larger if I had a 1X or a 2X laying around.

  • How to make a tunic dress. 1960s Inspired Sweater Dress - Step 2
    Step 2

    Lay your sweater out flat and make sure the bottom hem is lined up front and back.

    Place a tank top on the front center trace around it Be sure to leave room for seam allowance.

  • How to make a tunic dress. 1960s Inspired Sweater Dress - Step 3
    Step 3

    Measure about 2 inches below your bust (for me this was about 10 1/2 inches) Mark a straight line across your pattern at this point.

  • How to make a tunic dress. 1960s Inspired Sweater Dress - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut out around your tank pattern and across where you marked your line.

  • How to make a tunic dress. 1960s Inspired Sweater Dress - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pin the front piece of your top to the front piece of your bottom. Repeat for the back and sew along that line.

    Rembember that the thicker your fabric the wider your stitch length should be. So if you are using a thick sweater you will want a longer stitch length than average.

  • How to make a tunic dress. 1960s Inspired Sweater Dress - Step 6
    Step 6

    Flip your dress inside out and pin the sides together (I recommend starting at the bottom and working up) Sew along pin lines.

  • How to make a tunic dress. 1960s Inspired Sweater Dress - Step 7
    Step 7

    Take the sleeves from your sweater and mark out new sleeves being sure to give a little extra for seam allowance.

  • How to make a tunic dress. 1960s Inspired Sweater Dress - Step 8
    Step 8

    Use your first sleeve to make a pattern for your second. I made my sleeves quarter length and wanted them to be fitted. Be sure to measure around your arm where you want your sleeve to stop at so it can taper to that point.

    Sew along line to close your sleeves.

  • How to make a tunic dress. 1960s Inspired Sweater Dress - Step 9
    Step 9

    Pin and hem your sleeves.

  • How to make a tunic dress. 1960s Inspired Sweater Dress - Step 10
    Step 10

    Pin and sew sleeves inside sleeve holes.

  • How to make a tunic dress. 1960s Inspired Sweater Dress - Step 11
    Step 11

    Add a bow on the center front where you sewed a bust line and you are done!

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Niknak
Niknak
you look like zoey deschannel!
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Alf
Alf · Puerto Rico, Misiones Province, AR · 17 projects
Wow you are so talented I love this Happy
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Craftie Auntie
Craftie Auntie · Medford, Oregon, US · 55 projects
That is incredibly adorable! I think I may have to attempt this one!
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