striped sweatshirt tunic thingy

striped sweatshirt tunic
Heyyyyyy, so I have been doing a bit of sewing. I’ve been trying to “style up” a bit lately, but I realized that I am incapable and unwilling to stray too far from my comfort zone, so I decided that maybe I should just stick with what I like (comfortable, practical stuff, preferably in stretchy and warm fabrics) and just do something slightly different with them. I found this heavy, organic French terry at Rose City Textiles and made up my own pattern. I basically just took a T-shirt pattern and added on. The fabric is quite heavy, so wearing this does sort of feel like wearing one of those X-ray vests they have at the dentist, but you know, I kind of love those X-ray vests, so I am happy with the tunic.

Before I made this one I made a sample out of some vintage polyester. I’m not quite sure how to identify it. It isn’t double-knit because it is on the thin side. Did they ever have something called single-knit? It is also NOT stretchy at all. Anyway, IT IS AWESOME, and I love it. It feels like I am wearing some sort of plastic shield. Peter cannot touch it because it grosses him out. I find it is an effective wind barrier. I’ll take a photo of it one of these days.

Happy Holidays!

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11 Responses to striped sweatshirt tunic thingy

  1. Seanna Lea says:

    That looks like something I’d be willing to wear (in my size of course). Very nice!

  2. amy says:

    it’s lovely! fits you well and sounds nice and cozy for winter.

  3. carolyn says:

    of course I totally love it. OF COURSE.

  4. silvia says:

    So cute! A definite stylish piece. With pockets!

  5. Becky says:

    I love it! I think it is very cute while being very practical. I would wear it in a heartbeat. Good idea!

  6. Jennifer says:

    Hey Mariko – I love your sewy stripy thingy. It looks fabulous! BF got me a serger for my birthday and I’m trying to do more sewing. I’m still a craft-only seamstress… but I hope to start with some simple things soon – like skirts. Great seeing you online. Hope to see you soon in person. Happy 2013! Jennifer

  7. Annie says:

    I love that. I’d love to make one for myself, and one for my 16 year old daughter who is a bit tunic-obsessed.

  8. TLK says:

    I was hoping to find linking information to the pattern in the post; that is the kind of garment I would wear till threadbare. I guess there is lots to be said for improvisational sewing!

  9. I love it!! Just what I’ve been craving to wear myself. 🙂

  10. Sayaka says:

    Hi Marikoさん!
    Thank you sooooo much for the gift! That made me super happy: )
    I am very lucky that I was able to meet you, Hisashi,and Melissa.
    Hope I can see you someday,somewhere in the near future.
    By the way, I like your tunic a lot. I am wearing a striped sweater now and bought a striped t-shirt today at Muji. Stripe is genius!
    Please give my regards to Hisashiさん.
    I will come again.Happy 2013!!

  11. Susan says:

    That looks great! I love the fabric! Btw Chinese ladies in mainland China wear little mini versions of those x-ray vests when they’re pregnant and sitting in front of a computer. So the computer rays don’t get the baby. The vests look like grandma aprons.

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