tunic top thingy

I took a long and largely unintentional break from sewing last year, but lately I’ve been sewing little bits here and there, and it feels great! One of the things I just made is a long tunic top. Now, I’ve been seeing lots of gals wearing these long tops, either over pants or tights, and while I thought it was pretty cute, I didn’t think I could get away with it or that I would enjoy all that fabric and extra bulk around my middle (you know, long top over pants=many layers).

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Then I saw Sally rocking a long tunic over tights, and she looked so darn cute that I thought, to heck with it, I’m going to go for it! This probably wasn’t the most rational approach, since Sally is one of those people who can make a white T-shirt and jeans look glamorous, but whatever, I made it (used one of my Japanese pattern books), and I rather like it. It’s the ultimate multipurpose shirt/dress: in the winter I can layer and go with a bohemian look, ha ha, and in the spring I can wear it as a little dress.

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20 Responses to tunic top thingy

  1. elizabooth says:

    I love it! I didn’t think I could do the long shirt over jeans thing either, but I’ve been doing it as maternity wear and I’m totally going to continue once I’m back to normal size. Your top looks really comfy and really cute.

  2. melissa f. says:

    ah!! it’s so cute!! and it looks just like the book!! i’m screaming over here can you tell?!!

  3. Bereni says:

    It looks adorable! You can wear anything with your figure!

  4. Michelle says:

    Looks great! Now if only I could get rid of some of my *extra bulk around my middle…*, maybe I would try making something like that. :0)

  5. debbie says:

    i love it! it has that japanese-european look….i’m wondering – what does peter say?

  6. Jennifer says:

    It is a perfect look on you! I have seen people alter patterns like this to make them longer or shorter than what you made, with great results. I need to make some like yours—did you use the Smock Blouse pattern book by any chance?

  7. Bonney says:

    The tunic looks great on you!! Can you tell me about your shoes?

  8. Jan says:

    It’s a winner!

  9. chez shoes says:

    Oh, it’s perfect. Especially with those Keen shoes :)

  10. melissa says:

    That turned out great! Very bohemian indeed.

  11. julia says:

    looks great! i’ve had the same feeling about that look, maybe i’ll give it a go myself.

  12. emiko says:

    I love the tunic – so cute!!!
    Your photo makes me want those keen mary janes even more!

  13. gaile says:

    oo, that is totally cute! you are way pulling that off – adorable!

  14. megan says:

    what about those pig tails that you are rockin’?! pretty sassy, i’d say!

  15. sally says:

    Ooh…LOVE the tunic. You look so cute. Glad to see you getting back into the sewing swing of things. [I miss Peter's lovely comments!]

  16. amy k. says:

    oh, I meant to tell you how CUTE this top was about 100 times when I saw you but was so distracted by the Swedish pancakes. . . you know how it is. . .

  17. amandajean says:

    it looks lovely! gotta love multi-purpose clothing like that.

  18. alison says:

    Great outfit. I need a tunic now.

  19. I like it! Great job! :)

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