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DIY strapless tunic

When I was given the opportunity to create a line of patterns for McCall Patterns, I knew I wanted to create something that was quintessentially me.  Keeping in mind, my style isn’t for everyone I also wanted patterns that can easily be altered to accommodate your own personal esthetic.  When I decided on this strapless tunic, I thought about the beauty of a woman’s shoulders and the idea of minimal layering.  This top makes you feel completely covered and sexy at the same time.

A top like this requires fabric with a lot of movement.  I used a polyester crepe from moodfabrics.com that’s unfortunately sold out but here is a collection of  polyester crepe at moodfabrics.com that would work just as nicely.

Not familiar with polyester crepe? It’s a thinner fabric that generally provides a great drape, doesn’t pill, shrink or fade and keeps it’s new look.  It’s easy to cut, sew and iron all at an economical price.

The pants were previously made here

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  1. Susan
    August 29, 2016 / 11:50 pm

    Love your patterns! Great look. I’m short so maybe I could wear as a dress without the full slits.

  2. Debra
    August 30, 2016 / 4:52 pm

    This is great, anyway you can make a pattern with short sleeves for those of us who like a little more coverage? I will be watching!

    August 30, 2016 / 6:13 pm

    Absolutely love it!!!! I’m about to place my order now for some fabric to make this fabulous top!!!! I made the slacks to this pattern , and the fit is dead on, perfect, no adjustments needed, and a quick sew. I will send you pictures Nikki this week of the slacks I made. Love your patterns! Can’t wait for your next collection!

  4. silk
    September 3, 2016 / 4:49 pm

    Congrats!!! strapless tunic look amazing, can’t wait to get them!!!!