Thursday, April 19, 2012

Simple Summer Tunic


I presented the Simple Summer outfit last night, since I couldn't wait!  I'm not a very patient person...

I promised details on both parts of the outfit that I made - today I'm showing you the tunic!  Hang in there, pants people.  Tomorrow is another day.

So without further delay, I present the:

Simple Summer Tunic

I made a I created the Simple Summer Tunic using fabric I purchased last fall from Ikea, in the children's section. I didn't know what I wanted to do with it then, but with spring in full swing here, and summer coming, this fabric practically jumped off the shelves when I was planning. 

I used the Easy Linen Shirt pattern from Sewing for Boys, but altered it in a few places. I shortened the sleeves a couple of inches in length for a cooler shirt and a different look. I also cut the front slit a couple of inches deeper, to keep it cool, but also to allow for quick removal of the tunic. It has big plans to be a beach cover up this summer.

 I used the original Nehru collar in the pattern, which gives it the slightly exotic flare. 

I added some extra topstitching on the central front seam and used a double seam on the sleeves and bottom hem.

I'm really excited with how it came out.  I wish I had thought to buy more fabric *I can hear Mr. Tupelo already* so I could make one for me too!

Tomorrow I'll show you the coordinating pants I made for it! Here's a hint:

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. Very cute pj top and that Ikea fabric is lovely, perfect for the job!


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