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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Project Runway Inspired Tunic



Not a Project Runway pattern you say?? I didn't say pattern I said " inspired" tunic. I like to sew while watching Project Runway! I started with the Cynthia Rowley pattern above. I made my usual FBA and then had to do a bit of finagling to fit all the pieces on the fabric after I managed a huge snag in the fabric.



I added 1" to the side seams from the waist down for more of an A-line shape and shortened the hem 3". I drafted a "kangaroo" pocket for the front because I wanted an "artsy, fartsy" design. Finally I drafted a front and back facing and cut it from the faux leather I scored at the American Sewing Expo in 2013. What really drew me to this pattern is the slit elbow sleeves. This tunic stitched up very fast, came out exactly like I envisioned and is super comfortable. Although the neckline is a little wonky, it's not a deal breaker and will be in regular rotation with my new-to-me casual style. I plan to wear it with leggings and boots. There will be another rendition of this tunic. I do need to fine tune the elbow slita. It seems my slits aren't allowing my elbows to stick out as I envisioned but it's certainly bears repeating. The fabric is from JoAnns and was 60% it's original price.

10 comments:

  1. Very artsy - Love the cutouts and the as you called them wonky neckline looks like a modern design detail that goes with the whole classy casual esthetic of tunic. So there, that's my mouthful.

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  2. That''s beautiful! It looks really expensive. Will have to check my JoAnns to see if they have any of that fabric left!

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  3. That is a cool tunic! I've made this pattern twice now and love how it fits together so nicely.

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    1. Nice and easy and easily used as the preface to something unique!

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  4. This is one chic tunic, the leather trim just adds the right amount of edge..

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    1. I'm glad you think so. It was just luck that I got the proportion right on the first time!

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  5. Love this tunic. The sleeves and the leather trims makes it stand out. I have never noticed this pattern before.

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