Free Pattern Casual Color Block Tunic

I have been meeting to do this post for a while now and was hoping to lose some weight before I took some photos. Well, my weight loss journey is taking a while so I decided to suck it up or suck it in rather and share this project:-). I love tunics. They are great to wear over tights and hides my body imperfections. When I saw this Foxy print from Girl Charlee, I knew I had to make something out of it.  For the top block, I used a Navy Rib Knit fabric from Girl Charlee. The pattern is meant to be slightly loose and free flowing. It comes in 3 sizes (S, M and L). I love the orange contrast on the royal blue top. It is perfect for the fall season.  I hope you guys enjoy the free pattern and tutorial.

 

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Since the pattern is a bit loose the bust width for the small is about 36-38″, medium is 38-40″ and large is 40-42″. You can scale the pattern up or down 10% if you want it larger or bigger. The length is about 28″. Again, if you want it longer or shorter, you can adjust accordingly.

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This was not the very best timing to take pictures outside due to the shadowing but it was the only available time I had. The sides of the tunic has a curve which gives it a nice feminine touch. Also, if you don’t want the tunic to actually be a different color on top, you can use use one fabric through out. It will look pretty either way.

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Your Supplies

Download the free pattern HERE. Ensure that when you print it is at 100%. Piece the pattern together and cut on fabric. Again the length is about 28-30″. The small has a bust of 36-38″, medium 38-40″ and large 40-42″. The pattern is meant to fit loose.

1/2 yard knit fabric for the top

1 yard knit or woven fabric for the bottom.

Let’s get started!

When you cut out your pieces, you will have 2 top pieces (one for the front and one for the back) and two bottom pieces.

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Sew your front top top to your front bottom piece right sides together. Repeat for the back pieces.

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Next, lay your front and back pieces right sides together and sew the shoulders together and the sides together, leaving the sleeve opening open.

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Next, hem the sleeves. You can do 1/4″ in and then another 1/4″.  My sleeve stuck out a bit too much because my rib knit fabric was a bit too thick. I added elastic to the insides of my hem to have it be snug on my arms. I adjusted the pattern slightly so this shouldn’t happen on yours. I will do another one and update the post.

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***Optional elastic on the bottom of hem by pulling while sewing, 1/4″ elastic all the way around the hem. See this tutorial. Your sleeves will not be puffy but it will come down snugged to your arms.

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Next, we will do the neckline. I honestly followed this VIDEO to do necklines. It is the best tutorial I have ever seen for this method.

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You can then hem the bottom if you want a finished look or leave it alone. It won’t fray if you are using knit. That’s it! Enjoy.

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Thanks for visiting and Happy Sewing!

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