Last weekend, I picked up some knit fabric at JoAnn Fabric. It cost just over $2 a yard, so I spent under $6 for 2 1/2 yards. I thought I had some directions at home on how to make a tunic, but when I got home, I couldn't find the directions.
I decided to hop online, and see what kinds of tutorials I could find. I found this two hour dress/tunic tutorial from Lula Louise, and it was just what I was looking for. I didn't use her measurements/pattern, but I used a tunic I already had and traced it to make my pattern. I did make the pattern longer than my existing tunic as well.
Around 3 hours later (everything takes me longer than it says!), here is the finished tunic! This is probably my favorite piece of clothing I've made for myself. I like how versatile it is. I wore it yesterday with a denim jacket and black pants, but I think it would work over a turtleneck or long sleeved t-shirt or with a skirt or jeans. I also think this fabric is really fun. It is too short for me to wear comfortably as a dress, so in the future when I make another one, I might make it as a dress instead.
Now I want to go back to Joann Fabric and see what other inexpensive knits they have...
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