Hello! This is the beginning of my first tutorial :) These are the directions for making a tunic, specifically an Indian Kurta, but you could adapt it for any tunic top. These are the supplies you will need: Fabric marker or chalk, pins, yardstick, 4 1/2 yards of fabric (and 4 1/2 yards of lining if you want to line it), thread, scissors, sewing machine, and machine embroidery floss (if your machine has an embroidery feature).
Begin by taking these 4 measurements:
- Shoulder to knee=_____, then add 1"
- Shoulder to wrist=_____, then add 3"
- Shoulder to hip=_____
- Hip measurement=____, then add 5" (measure around largest part of hips.....really fun:)
Trace with fabric pen around the front neckline, shoulder seam, and armhole.
This is the front of your tunic.
Step 8: Stitch around the neckline using a 1/2" seam. Clip the corners, and turn right side out and press. Now it is time for the sleeves!
Step 12: Sew together using a 1/2" seam. Repeat for the other side. You're almost done! Turn right side out and press.
Step 14: Try it on and pin the sleeve hem to the length you desire. Press it under and topstitch the sleeve hem. If you would like to add any embroidery to the sleeve you can do it now. And that is it! congratulations - you finished it! Have fun and don't be too much of a perfectionist!