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sewing, tunic, fashion, how to
This is a pattern I highly appreciate because this tunic can be made in literally 15 minutes including a coffee break :)

What do you need: just a stretch fabric - jersey being the best, but one with high percentage of elasticity in it.

How much fabric you need? Measure yourself from one wrist to the other (across) for longer sleeves (or from elbow to elbow for shorter) and that is how much fabric you need.
Mine was long up to my wrists, simply because I like the wavy, batty shape the sleeves get. This depends on your preferences.

Length wise - it depends on how long do you want it to be (optional).

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  • How to make a shirt. Dusty Rose Tunic {How To} - Step 1
    Step 1

    Every step in the making of this tunic is made with the right side (the face ) of the fabric facing up.
    Do step 1.

  • How to make a shirt. Dusty Rose Tunic {How To} - Step 2
    Step 2

    You don't want to mess up step 2. Here you fold the fabric again and cut just a tiny part (where shown on pic) because if you cut it too big there is no turning back - the opening will be too large and the fabric ruined. If when put on the opening is too small then you fold it again and try to make it slightly bigger.

  • How to make a shirt. Dusty Rose Tunic {How To} - Step 3
    Step 3

    Unfold it when done and here it is. It resembles a poncho, doesn't it? That's right. Now, all you have to do is hem it around (shown with the dashes). And the back side too. When done, fold again as it was previously.

  • How to make a shirt. Dusty Rose Tunic {How To} - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next, you have to top stitch it where shown. Mark the sides where you are going to sew the sides along the body. For this you can either measure yourself or simply take a t-shirt or a blouse that fits you really nice and copy the sides onto the fabric. Measure yourself from the armpit to the line just below your bust. That is how much space you should leave for the sleeves. From that lower line sew a straight line to the end. Do the same with the other side. {Please note that you must sew with the fabric facing up!}

  • How to make a shirt. Dusty Rose Tunic {How To} - Step 5
    Step 5

    If your jersey is plain / not patterned, you can make some flounces, ruffles,straps and a rose to decorate it.

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traci.munsey · Houston, Texas, US
My favorite part is the embellishments added! I'd love some guidance on how to reproduce that!
Maya Kuzman
Maya Kuzman · 20 projects
Thank you Tracy! For the foundation I just ruffled a larger piece down the center, the tubes are made by cutting strips of jersey and stretching them up, while for the flower I rolled some of those strips. And that would be it!

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