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. 


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

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

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

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