How to Finish the Trendy Tunic

comments (6) August 9th, 2008     

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JenniferStern Jennifer Stern, contributor
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It looks great on a hanger, too!
Here is a work in progress back view...
Here is the front view working.
It looks great on a hanger, too!

It looks great on a hanger, too!

Photo: jen stern
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Ok, let's finish the tunic...I hope you enjoyed drafting your own tunic from a shirt pattern and using it to cut out the pieces for this hippy mod top. I really feel creative when restyling a garment into something new.

Start by sewing the center-back seam of the yoke. Draw a line with a wash-away marker where the pins had held in place. When you're done stitching, trim the excess fabric away. Leave a 1/2-inch seam allowance.


sew center back yoke
The center-back seam should slope out a little as it goes to the bottom edge of the yoke.

Check the yoke on your dressform to make sure that you sewed the center-back seam at the right angle. If it buckles or does not lie flat, adjust the angle of the seam. Then topstitch the seam allowance using a three-step zigzag.

check yoke

Think of the center-back seam as if it were a dart. In addition to closing the yoke, it gives it the shape it needs to fit properly.



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Comments (6)

MichaelaMurphy writes: Hi Thelazymilliner, The links to Jen's previous posts are in.
Posted: 12:42 pm on August 11th
YarnUiPhoneApp writes: I like it too, but I'm a little lost here. Where's the original garment? I feel like there's a Part 1 that's not mentioned or linked....
Posted: 11:25 am on August 11th
JenniferStern writes: Thanks ladies!
Posted: 9:18 am on August 11th
Cyndora writes: I love what you did. It is awesome. Now I need to shop the thrift stores for some ideas. My youngest daughter would love something like this. Great job!!!
Posted: 1:09 pm on August 10th
SusanElizabeth writes: I agree totally with SusieQP!
Posted: 9:44 pm on August 9th
SusieQP writes: Love it! I especially love the red to highlight the arm holes. Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing!
Posted: 8:43 pm on August 9th
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