Honestly the only thing that comes to mind when I think tunic is Robin Hood and Peter Pan. Something long, with a sash, something worn in the renaissance period. When my husband heard about the Tunic challenge he basically said the same thing and proceeded to ask for me to make him a Robin Hood outfit. Unfortunately I denied him his medieval outfit, for now at least.I needed to take my Renaissance idea and give it a feminine and updated look.
I began with these gauzy white pants and breezy button down. I just love the color of this button down! It actually had beautiful grey metallic beading at the collar and cuffs.
For the pants:I began by cutting off the existing elastic waistband and pinning a new casting for new stretchy elastic.
I threaded through my new stretchy elastic.
I used a pair of my favorite skinny jeans as a template to transform my gauzy pants into gauzy skinny pants! I pinned and stitched up the pant legs.
For the top:I cut slits in each sleeve.
I evened out the front of my top by sewing a straight line across. This made the front shorter than the back (common for a tunic).
I cut out the buttons and button holes and sew the 2 pieces together.
I cut out a square neckline. I also cut 2 slits in the sides.
I outline the square neckline, arm slits and sleeve cuffs.
Finishing touches:I made tassels out of grey embroidery floss and stitched them to the collar of my top.
I took about 4 inches from this beautiful tasseled scarf and turned it into a sash to complete my tunic!
Accessory:I snagged these Ann Taylor wedges for 50% off! I sewed on a decorative gray metallic button! (You know I love buttons!)
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2 thoughts on “Refashion Runway: Tunic Challenge ”
I liked your use of tassels. They are “in” these days. Any way you would consider doing a tutorial on how you made yours?
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Thank you! I did think the tassels were a good addition! Why yes! I would love to do a tutorial in tassels! Look for it soon! 🙂