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!
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!
– One XXL tunic in a soft quality (mine is made of cotton & silk)
– Thread, scissors, needles
– A sewing machine and an iron
Step 1. Cut carefully right in the middle of the tunic’s front side, like on the pic:
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.
Step 3. Stitch along the left & the right side with the sewing machine and make the finishings.
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!