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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Red Asymmetrical Knit Tunic

February was a busy month for me, and after I finished my red dress early in the month, I got NADA sewing done. I'm teaching several sewing classes, and ironically, when I teach, I can't find the time to sew myself.  But with one more day to squeeze in in February, I decided to take on another RED project.  This one had to be quick.

This is from the January issue of BurdaStyle magazine, and is in the Plus Size section, style #132   I actually LOVED all of the tops in the plus section of this issue.  They are all very stylish, and very simple.

This one is basically an extra long dolman sleeve t-shirt with one side chopped off, a tie band inserted into the shoulder and gathered.  It literally took me ONE HOUR!!  I used a red rayon jersey knit, and it is super comfy.

Sleeve side
sleeveless side with tie band.
I think it is VERY long.  I'm tall, and it hits me mid-thigh.  This could easily be a dress on a shorter woman.  The only change was I added a center back seam, because I didn't have quite enough fabric to cut it out without one.

I was worried that my one arm would feel rather naked, compared to the other, but the fabric is so lightweight, that I really don't even notice that I don't have a sleeve on one arm!!  I probably would feel differently if my fabric were more substantial.

I got lots of compliments on it, and I definitely think I'll be making it again.  Just one of those super simple, super quick patterns that we all need once in a while.

BTW- I had dropped my Burda Plus subscription because they switched over to a format where they repeated a lot of the same patterns that were in the regular magazine.  But, I was feeling like I was missing out and ordered the Spring/Summer issue.  I'm glad I did- the new patterns that they added are really nice.  Definitely get it, if you like the Burda Plus designs. 


4 comments:

  1. Wow. that is a super cute top for only one hour of work. It looks great on you.

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  2. That looks wonderful on you, so nice to make something in one hour too!!

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  3. This red tunic looks great on you! Super trendy, chic and we all love a quick sew!
    Jenny

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