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Made by a Fabricista: Strapless Tunic from ITY Knit


How darling is this fabric?!?!?!?!?! When I first came across this fabric (HERE), I didn't know exactly what I would do with it, but I knew I wanted it.

As you may know, McCall's recently launched their pre-fall patterns and I was pleased to see a blogger turned McCall's pattern designer listed for this pleated tunic (McCall's 7443) The pattern calls for wovens, but I opted to use this ITY.

The construction was simple and a fast sew. I am always in need of tops, and this was a winner. From such a simple pattern, there are endless possibilities for wear, fabric choices and styles.




You can wear them with jeans, leggings, leather pants, shorts, or even a skirt! You can construct and wear per the instructions, style it with a front tie, or even create something completely different.




Because I used a stretch fabric, I reduced the sides by one inch, and shortened the elastic by 2 inches.

I think I will be be using this pattern again and incorporate different looks such as a curved high low, or even adding sleeves once the weather cools down. I am also looking forward to making a silk version specifically to wear with leather leggings. Endless possibilities. I look forward to more patterns from this designer very soon! Following her over the years, I wouldn't have expected anything less than stylish and original pieces! 


What would you make with this pattern?  What types of fabrics will you use?

Until next time... Happy Sewing!
Jenese

Comments

  1. I wasn't that sold on it in the first photos, maybe because your leggings didn't show well. However, with the front knot, it is really cute. I couldn't pull off the look, but I like it on you - seems to suit your personality really well.

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