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Dusting off my Pattern Making Skills

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I have a tunic that I love.  You can dress it up or dress it down.  Wear it with leggings or skinny jeans.  I bought fabric over a year ago to make my own version of it.  I decided it was time to roll up my sleeves and dust off my pattern making skills.  I used the tunic to make a rough pattern and adjusted as I went.  The only issue I ran into was that I did not have enough of the polka dot fabric to prepare true bias cut binding at the armholes and neckline, so it is cut cross grain and isn’t as soft as I had hoped.  Overall I am happy with the end result and ready to make another one!

the inspiration

the original inspiration

tools of the trade

tools of the trade

copying the original

using the original to make the rough pattern


pattern taking shape


getting the pleats aligned at the front

fabric choices

the fabrics


yes, that is a Brother Project Runway sewing machine

test assembly

Test fit to make sure it is balanced and fits

frt detail

detail of the front bodice

end product

completed tunic with tee and necklace – throw on some leggings or skinny jeans and voila!


2 responses »

  1. you are so talented and amazing i love this! you definitely is inspiring me to get my sewing/craft room in order! remember the fleece hats/scraves we made one year?


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