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!

36 comments:

Jenny Stevning said...

I love this! CUTE!

palaciosamantha said...

I love it!

KB Design said...

Gefällt mir sehr - und genau das fehlt mir noch im Kleiderschrank! Danke.

Grüsse, Brigitte

Kari @ Ucreate said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! So glad I discovered your blog...I'll be sending my readers your way!

Effie said...

Very nice.......

Dana said...

I am so glad I came across your blog. You are truly amazing and arch an inspiration. God bless you sweetie.

Hugs~
Dana

Pascale said...

I like so much. I'm in love with your blog. Thanks to share your creativity

whyducks said...

Beautiful

Cassie Shella said...

I love this, now I have to run out to Target. I think I'm going to try to make one for my girls -they are very into lace right now too! Thanks so much for sharing how to make it.

andrea creates said...

Thanks for sharing!I love tunics and this looks like a fun project. Great lace color choices! I'd never seen that glue before-now I'll be off to Joann's and Target,lol ;)

*plum*tree*studio* said...

what a beautiful tee! that looks like so much fun! i am bookmarking this for later!

LYLA said...

Fantastic, I want to try it :))

Ludid said...

i enjoy how you add your personal touch to clothes.

Leslie said...

Hey Alisa! I love this idea and was wondering: Will it survive the wash?

Anonymous said...

I am inspired every time you make something new. I love your clear tutorials and upcycling.

Marika said...

Wow!! That's amazing!!

the thrifty ba said...

did you just get that at target? im running there today!

Lisa said...

simple & stylish!!

~*~ however... anything you would model looks absolutely fab!

Sherry said...

that's fabulous...something even I might be able to do with my limited sewing ability!!! Inspired!!

Kathy Cano-Murillo, The Crafty Chica said...

beautiful!

Andra Hepler said...

Great outfit!!
Smiles, Andra

Anneliese said...

Cute tute! I'm new to your site--saw it on UCreate this morning. I can't wait to look around some more.

Suzie Button said...

Very cute! I think I'm headed to Target!

joyefulart said...

Ohhh, I am so glad I found your blog!! I am definitely a kindred spirit!! Didn't know there were other people out there that sew, paint, cook, and have so much frenetic creative energy!! Love this project, go girl!!

billiemonster said...

Wow what a great way to turn a big old tshirt into some brand new and fun! Thanks so much for sharing this, I'm definitely going to try it out. I will be following you now!

Mazzy said...

Wow I discovered your blog last night... I think I'm In Love!!! In a long distance and inspirational kinda way... :) I totally think I can do this idea!! Question: I see several pictures of you with short hair and with your hair held back with that wrap hair-band... like in your intro picture. i have always admired women who can pull this off How do you do that? Is i fabric or is it a headband? Thanks for all your tutorials and inspirational ideas... the lunch bags!! Perfection!! the savory sweet peach salad!! I'll really inmpress the guests with that one... the shirts!! so much to do!! Thanks!!

Lucie said...

Your tunic turned out awesome. When are you going to make a tutorial for your most fabulous headbands? :)

Carrie Me! said...

Super cute! I love the layered look too :)

baby cribs said...

It is so amazing how those ruffles make that simple shirt to a very glamorous one. That is just a great idea. You are a crafty one.

Maria said...

Adorable! (Love your hair.)

curlysusieQ said...

You make everything look so easy to make. I love this tunic. You inspired me to work with a pair of old blue jeans. If you have time stop by a check out my blog and let me know what you think.

Lori said...

Good golly, I'm LOVING this. Heading to Target today. I've got tons of ribbon. Thanks for a fabulous idea.

erinlou80 said...

i'm not sure where i first came across your blog, but i'm glad i did! your tutorials are great but i LOVE LOVE your color journal. this VERY amateur artist LOVES color combos and observing things around me...what a great way to do it. thanks for sharing so much of YOU!

Kara said...

Love your tunic! It's very cute and it will be great into the fall and winter, especially with a pair of jeggings and a jacket.

lekshmi said...

thats so simple and beautiful alisa

JooJoo said...

Amazing tutorial! Thansk a lot for sharing :)

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