Follow along as Donna from DKinley Designs shows us a new way to use her Art Deco Dress pattern. Not only can you make a super cute dress, but you can also create a reversible tunic - creating two looks in one!
This project uses the LINING pattern piece only to create a tunic. Use 1/4” seam allowance unless otherwise noted.
Let's get started...
1 – Cut 2 sets from LINING pattern piece using compatible fabrics. * The dress pattern is close fitting, so cut slightly outside the cut lines on the sides and the center back, to allow room for pants under the tunic.* Mark notches with tiny clips in seam allowance.
2 – On each set, match FRONT to BACK at shoulder seams. Stitch shoulder seams. Press open.
3 – Place the two right sides together. Align neck and armscye edges, matching shoulder seams. Using smaller length stitches, stitch armscyes and neckline, pivoting at neckline corners. Trim seams. Clip armscye front curve and neckline corners.
4 – Turn project right side out and press armscye and neckline.
5 – Open out layers to match FRONTS to BACKS at side seams. Stitch side seams using a scant 1/4” seam allowance.
6 – Clip all side seams at deepest part of waist curve. Press seams open.
7 – Wrap lower edges of tunic around upper bodice area, so that hem edges are right sides together, matching side seams. Stitch lower edge.
8 – Turn tunic right side out. Press lower edge. Fold a scant 1/4” to inside of garment at center back edges and press. Edge stitch along each center back, being sure to catch both layers.
9 – Add a 6” strip of hook and loop tape or snaps to finish. Now you have TWO TUNICS IN ONE!
Congratulations! Your tunic is complete! Now the only choice will be which one to wear today!
Looking for the cute purse and jacket shown with the tunics? Check out the Perfectly Plaid Jacket and the Art Deco Bag patterns.
Thanks for following along! We hope you enjoy your new tunics!
Donna and the Pixie Faire Team
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