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Friday, August 12, 2011

Butterick 5496


I hate to admit it but I've been know to thrown on an oversize T-shirt and leggings to run errands. Not anymore. Nothing could be easier than this tunic. There are two main pattern pieces: front and back. The fabric is from Red Tag section at JoAnn's and I'm sure I got it during one of their half-off specials. I used foldover elastic around the neckline. On the inside I used french seams. I wasn't getting quite the coverage I wanted over my butt so I added a 3" piece of some scrap fabric I had laying around to the bottom/hem. I especially like the elastic waist as it gives this tunic some shaping without a lot of extra fitting. I did add 3/4" to the center front as a cheater FBA and lowered the elastic 3/4" on the center front as well. I've already made it a second time. I added a seam to the center back just to see how little fabric I could use to make it. Try 1 1/4 yards of 60". Not bad if I say so myself. This will be my go-to outfit for running errands.

14 comments:

  1. Cute tunic in a lovely print.

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  2. As usual my cyber friend, you look amazing!! I wore my "fight like a girl" t with my dirty khaki capris with my husband to run a couple of errands last night. Now, I feel like such a slob!! Well, I felt like one then, too, but even more so now! So pretty!

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  3. Fabulous top! You have such a great eye for picking the most wonderful fabrics and prints that look fantastic on you. This casual outfit looks very chic!

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  4. Super cute and easy love those combination!

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  5. I agree with Eugenia, this is a really chic casual outfit...I love it!

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  6. You are one stylish lady. I love that fabric and I agree with Eugenia.

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  7. Great run around outfit! Cute and stylish! You look great in it too! Love that tunic fabric!

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  8. I love that fabric, and am going to have to check out Joann's before it disappears!

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  9. You really know how to put together a great outfit. You look great. I have the same fabric.I made a sun dress with it.

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  10. I have to echo what Eugenia said. This is another winning top and fantastic outfit!

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  11. Girl, you can make any fabric look good. When I saw the photo with the sunglasses, I immediately thought of Prince's song, "You Got the Look".

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