I love tunics and stretch pants. Yes, I said it. Talk about comfortable! I do however, have a hard time finding cute ones. Today I'm going to show you how I turned a little knit dress into this fun springy tunic.
This is what I started with. It was a basic dress, but a bit blah.
First off, I removed the little pocket carefully with my seam ripper. I also removed the belt and belt loops. I wanted to put in a high elastic waist band. I wrapped the elastic around myself, just above the waist and cut it to be that length.
Then I sewed it into the dress, stretching the elastic as I sewed. I used a zig zag stitch. As you pull the elastic (but not the dress) while sewing, it will naturally gather the dress.
I shortened the sleeves, shortened the length of the dress (so it's a tunic), and used the remaining fabric to sew random strips onto it.
Then I paired it with the Scrappy Belt.
There you have it. A super comfortable outfit for running errands, wrestling with my boys, or even taking a little bike ride.
Bring on the summer!
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