DIY Summer Jacket from a XXL Tunic

March 25th, 2015

Hi there! Freshly landed in my mail box yesterday: the new annabelle magazine, featuring an article about my DIY work for the Fashion Daily blog. In case you’ve got it at home, it’s on the ‘Mode News’ column – page 104!

This time I showed how to transform an XXL tunic in a light sommer jacket… For a tiny budget and in a very few time, this is today’s DIY project!

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DIY fashion blogger Virginie Peny in the annabelle magazine

 

Before and after: This huge tunic was the perfect item last summer for my holidays in Ibiza, for a lazy day on the beach and to go to the market. However this year I wanted it to be different, like a very light ‘under piece’ to wear in the city. Something quite versatile and uncomplicated that would fit with jeans as well!

DIY Summer Jacket, before and after: Project by Virginie Peny DIY Tunic from Monoxgram via Making Things Women / Silk top, vintage / Jeans by Sandro

You need:

– One XXL tunic in a soft quality (mine is made of cotton & silk)
– Thread, scissors, needles
– A sewing machine and an iron

Turn a tunic into a summer jacket: DIY tutorial by Virginie Peny

Step 1. Cut carefully right in the middle of the tunic’s front side, like on the pic:

Turn a tunic into a summer jacket: DIY tutorial by Virginie Peny

Step 2. Prepare the hem: Turn the material wrong side out facing you and fold up the borders (less than one centimeter wide). Place some needles to maintain the work.

Turn a tunic into a summer jacket: DIY tutorial by Virginie Peny

Step 3. Stitch along the left & the right side with the sewing machine and make the finishings.

Turn a tunic into a summer jacket: DIY tutorial by Virginie Peny

We’re done… Now more than before I love the pattern combined with this new shape that looks a bit nonchalant. With or without accessories like belt and hat, I think it’s the perfect clothing piece for the daily life -also for the city with pumps!

DIY Summer Jacket by Virginie Peny

Hat via Globus / Jeans by Sandro / Pumps from Zara (well, I think I would love to exchange them for these via MyTheresa)

Hope you liked it! See you soon.

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