Wednesday, August 11, 2010

simple tunic tutorial

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I love tunic style tops so when I found a plain tunic inspired t-shirt at Target, I knew that it would be perfect to alter.

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I purchased a larger size than normal- for a little extra room- tunics can't be tight!


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I just read that lace is everywhere in fall 2010 fashion so I decided to use a little lace and beads to add to the shirt.


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I picked out a two different shades of green lace.


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I sewed two pieces of dark green lace together.


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Then I used a piece of lighter green lace and turned it into a ruffle


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and sewed it- down the middle- to the top of the dark green lace.

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Next I used a a piece of silk ribbon that I folded up

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and sewed it to the top of the lace.


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I knew that I wanted to add gold beads for a little sparkle but I just didn't have the patience or time to hand sew them all on..insert Aileen's Super Fabric textile adhesive here. I love this stuff- heavy duty, dries clear and is great to use with embellishments.

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I added little gold beads down the surface of the ribbon.


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Last, I used Fabric Fusion (fabric glue) to adhere the lace and beads down the very middle of the shirt and let dry.


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And there you have it- a lightweight and SIMPLE tunic that can be worn by itself....

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or under a jacket!

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