Wednesday, March 9, 2011

My First Tunic - Somewhat

Burda 7866 was a great way to start my tunic fancy!  It's still somewhat fitted, although I didn't think that when I saw the pattern envelope below, (don't know what I was thinking, it's clearly fitting this tiny woman's body!!)  but I was pleasantly surprised when I made it.  I got the "tunic bug" from one of my fellow bloggers I love following, Adrienne from Real Life: Live and Unscripted.  She's made quite a few and I love the way they all look on her!  See one of them here.   This pattern is a very easy one to make with very few pieces and I love that it's made using knit fabric too!

The fabric is a Brown / Gray Rayon Lycra knit from Fashion Fabric  I fell in love with it as soon as I laid eyes on it!  The fabric was more beautiful when it arrived in the mail!  This pattern was very easy and quick, just the way I like them!  I didn't have to do any adjustments at all and the fit is perfect!  This pattern is perfect for a beginner!  I made the belt, but didn't like it with my top, because of the print,  I found it was way to distracting, so I won't use it.

I really like this top and plan on making a few more!  Oh it's sooo very comfortable too!  I quickly realized this one would look nice with a belt too...something I don't have.  Can you believe I don't have any belts I can wear with a tunic!!  Not one!!  That's sad, because I believe every woman who subcribes to my blog and for that matter, every woman other than me, has at least one!  That's something I plan on changing very soon!

Sorry about the bad photo!

I'm currently working on a knit dress and another top.  I'm really excited about the top too, it's for a much needed ladies' night out (more like a "sex and the city" ladies night out!) and us girls just wanna have fun!!  Until next time...
Happy Sewing! 


  1. You did an awesome job on your tunic and I love the fabric pattern. I have had that pattern in my stash for a couple of years now. I also pull it out to make it, but haven't yet.

  2. Cute - I have that, too, and never tried it.

  3. I can see why you have the bug—that's a cute tunic! I'm surprised you don't have any belts though....maybe you don't really need one.

  4. I love the fabric too and this is a great looking tunic. I've morphed this pattern into other creations, but I should use it just as it is too!

  5. Great tunic and such cute fabric.

  6. There's a blog award for you over at Painted THoughts!

  7. This easy to make tunic looks super-special in that fabulous fabric! You should definitely make more of these.

  8. Looks adorable on you! Very stylish and fits great!


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