I am working on a tutorial for a versatile tunic with many different options. different fabrics, different pockets and different necklines and hemlines.
I have taught, over the years, many different versions of this tunic to students of all ages. I taught summer versions, winter versions, fun versions and fancy versions. The technique to get different looks from the same pattern is to use different fabrics, create different pockets - yes they have pockets - and create different necklines and hemlines as well as a few more embellishing and sewing techniques which I will share in the tutorial itself.
I am going to be spending this next month creating a series of different versions of my fun to fancy tunic and writing up a tutorial for it and creating videos.
I will share some of the stages of the creations and you are invited to follow.
This version will be created from autumn crumb fabrics.
As usual I won’t buy fabrics or threads, only use what I have on hand, so I have to be creative. I found some fuschia and plum polyester threads.
Now to create more elements adding on strips of autumn colored fabrics using cotton and poly cotton scraps of the same weight.
I am preparing the crumb pieces in sections to make sure that I have enough.
The supply of these autumn pieces is running low and I want the tunic to have the same shades of fabrics in it.
These pieces don’t have a batting or a backing. I want a light weight piece which drapes softly and not stiffly.
This is going to be a piece of clothing and not a quilt.
I am sewing a large stitch grid on the crumb pieces with fuschia colored thread. Creating a machine stitched kantha cloth.