Kaleidoscopic Flower Tunic
Added Aug 2, 2012
for this project, i was inspired by this piece from H&M (see last pic).
how could i not want something like this in my wardrobe? this beauty is made of (i think) jersey for the front part and chiffon for the back part. my version is made of viscose jersey… and a very eye-catching one at that!
i wanted to be able to wear this tunic to work, so that’s why i made it with a wee bit of sleeves instead of a tank top like the original one. and i also didn’t want it to sweep the ground as i walk in the city or at work, hence the shorter hemline on the back part.
this was my first time sewing a flowy tricot/jersey material such as this, & making a neckline band using this material made me so nervous. thankfully there’s a thing called iron. :D
after ironing the band, and saying a little prayer, sewing it onto the neckline wasn’t as terrible as i thought. it’s not the tidiest sewing i’ve ever done, but hey… who’d notice it, thanks to the eye-catching pattern, right??
i didn’t use any pattern for this one either, just copied the neckline & sleeves from my own t-shirt, and made the front part to be as wide as a semi-circle. the back part is just straight lines.
PS. the last picture is obviously not mine. i borrowed it from the H&M website for my personal use only.
around 1.5m of viscose tricot/jersey.