June 7, 2011


I'm thinking that my closet is sorely lacking in completely awesome, lightweight summer tunics. Good thing I know just how to fix that!

Ok, so usually I sew for my kids. A couple reasons: 1) Kids patterns are often so, so cute. 2) Everything looks good on my cute kids (with a few minor, nothing-could-save-them mama-made-failures). Hmm, and ok, one more: 3) I'm a little chicken to sew for myself.

However, I'm feeling quite brave these days and ready for a new infusion of awesomeness in my own wardrobe, so I've been surfing Pinterest for inspiration. And of course, there's plenty. Here are some of my favorite tunics that I will dutifully try to replicate in some fashion this summer...

Scrunched Floral Tunic from Free People
Alfresco Tunic from Anthropologie
Saltwater Blouse also from Antrhopologie
Tunic with Jabot by CharlotteCarotte
And maybe even something a tad complex:
Tunic from Johnny Was
And of course the ever-fabulous Emerson Made Ribbons tunic from this post.

Ought to be some fun stuff, don't you think?
Happy sewing!


LimeRiot said...

I'm scared to sew for myself too. A tunic seems like a great way to get over that fear though. I especially love the 3rd one down. Good luck!

Falling Owl said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with. One of my summer goals is to sew something for myself to wear. A tunic seems like a good place to start.

Mama Magpie said...

Thanks ladies! I'll keep you posted... ;)