- 2 Yards of Sportswear (Or other thick cloth)
- Thread of Fabric Color
- Standard Sewing Tools (Iron, Sewing Machine, Scissors, Pencil, Measuring Tape)
- A Belt (optional)
Trace out a shape of the sleeve where you have space.
Now remember that the front and back pieces are being cut on the fold, so make sure you measure the numbers half what they are on my measurement picture (except for the sleeve hole and length of the side)
- The "Shoulder Width" measurement should match your shoulder measurement.
- The Bust and bottom of the garment are much larger than what my measurements are because a tunic should be baggy. I took half my bust measurement and added 3 inches to it and then just tapered it out to the end so that it got bigger towards the bottom.
- The end of the sleeve hole to the bottom of the tunic is 24. You can get this number by measuring from your armpit to your mid-thigh. Add an inch for hemming.
The drawing on the right is the measurements of the sleeve after I sewed it to the front/back piece and before I hemmed it. This is the sleeve veiwed from the side, so the 9" width is really only half of the width.
Cut conservatively and baste the front to the back
Try it on inside out and see how it looks (My head wouldn't fit through the first time XD)
Draw a rough curve for where you want to cut it. If it feels tight then make the back neck curve a little bigger too.
Recut and try on again. Fiddle with the size until you think it's right!
Try it on inside out. Make sure it is big enough to be a bit baggy and is the correct length. If you have a lot of excess length feel free to cut it off (leave an inch for hemming though).
If it's way too big then draw where you would like to resew it and stitch there.
Once it's to your liking, stitch for real.
You will probably have to cut slits in the hemmed over fabric so the neckline does not get wavy. Ironing helps that too.
Top-stitch on the front of the neckline to make it look nice and hold down the hemmed fabric.
When you get to the bottom where your excess sleeve fabric is, just sew close to where you are going to stitch the sleeve together but do not sew down any excess fabric.
Mark a 1" by 1" X above the zigzag stitch like so. (Don't mark too darkly!)
Hem the cut edge, make sure the bottom hem of the garment is kept in as well.
This is what it should look like
Iron, trim, de-lint ect.
Here is my easy guide to finishing
Just take a look at that and follow the steps.
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