This little tunic – well, actually, both of them, have been staples this summer in my wardrobe. A twist on a boring basic tunic, these are functional and weather appropriate for the summer months.
I am proud to say it is self drafted : ) I took a basic sleeveless woven tank and reverse engineered it to get a paper pattern. There are lots of classes to do this online. I learned from Kenneth King in the Craftsy class Jean-ius. It is how to take your favorite jeans and create a pattern from them so you can make oodles of jeans just like your favorite pair. More on jeans in a coming post. But anyway, the idea I learned in his class was used to create the fit at the shoulders for this tank.
I then added length and cut it asymmetrically at the bottom. All that meant was I couldn’t cut out the fabric on the fold! I did cut both pieces at the same time, opened out. Then I went to the front and cut the neckline lower.
Both tunics are made from linen. The periwinkle one is 100% linen. The latte one is a linen-rayon blend, which is a wonderful way to wear linen and not look wrinkled after you leave your closet!
And…how do you like the new look of the blog? More refinements are coming over the next few weeks as I manage those little details that I have no idea how to do and so I have to watch lots of techie videos which takes away from my sewing time! It’s all good though.
Happy creating everyone!