While I’m on a roll with new wearable discoveries, I thought I’d add a link to a FREE pattern and tutorial I found while reading my April, 2013 Martha Stewart Living magazine.
Just click here for a design you can adapt for a dress, tunic, or blouse–long-sleeves or short.
I love the idea of a tunic with a belt!
Happy sewing! ♥
P.S. You still have two more days to enter the Origami Owl blogger locket giveaway! The winner will be announced on Monday. Can’t wait!
Thank you for linking to this. I wanted to find a free tunic pattern to make so I could do sashiko embroidery on it.
You’re SO welcome! And your project sounds LOVELY! Can’t wait to see it!!! 🙂
Very cute! Thanks for sharing the idea and pattern.
You’re very welcome, my creative friend! 🙂
I’m so glad to see how garment sewing is making a comeback! Even the younger gals are taking to the creative possibilities in custom sewing! Yay! Thanks for the link!! Hugs, D
I agree! And I can’t wait to try this one myself! Hugs back! Katherine 🙂
Excited to see what your ‘creation’ will be!! ;-b
i love these! thanks so much for sharing!
You’re very welcome! Have fun sewing! 🙂
Oh that is adorable!
I think so, too! Can’t WAIT to try it! 🙂
I can’t sew but I love this blouse- long- sleeve and tunic 🙂
It sounds SUPER easy . . . so maybe this can be your first project! 🙂
My daughter keeps telling me mum buy me a sewing machine,
and when I see all these beautiful projects it tempts me to buy one 🙂
Garment sewing is my latest obsession. Thanks so much for the link! That looks like the perfect summer casual top/ dress.
I think so, too! The fabrics and colors they show look so cool and refreshing as well. Have fun with your project and be sure to show it off to us! 🙂
tunics seem to be the “thing” right now…will have to check this out!
I can’t wait to try it! 🙂
Oooo – thank you! I’ll look forward to sewing this! 🙂
You’re very welcome . . . and I know YOUR creation will be STUNNING! 🙂
Thank you so much for finding the pattern and letting us all know about it. I have boxes full of patterns but this one seems simple. Since I’m finally trying my hand at sewing again, I’ll have to give it a whirl. Comment on previous comments. If someone is looking to buy a machine to learn to sew, get the basic of the best to keep from being frustrated by the machine itself. Husquvarna, Pfaff, Bernina or Babylock are my recommendations. I’d like to see the one eclecticlamb does sashiko embroidery on. I’m sure it will be stunning too. I don’t comment often but I always visit. You have so much fun stuff even though I have no little ones to make things for anymore. Maybe later.
Your comment just made my day! I agree with starting out with a simple machine . . . and they’re SO reasonably priced these days! Believe it or not, I still use the Singer sewing machine my parents got me in high school . . .and I’m a grandmother now! All it does it straight stitch, zigzag stitch, and make buttonholes. But it still works great and I love it. Have fun sewing . . . can’t wait to see your creations! Hugs, Katherine
Singer used to make a good machine. The r ally old ones are the best. Can’t count on the newer versions as much.
Oh wow! I like this it will definitely look nice with Jeans for the Summer. Thanks for sharing the link also. Be Blessed, Mtetar
I agree! Can’t wait to see your creation, dear Mtetar! 🙂
I’m going to do my very best, I’m currently working on projects for my grand putting all my UFOS to the side. Have a Blessed and enjoyable weekend. Mtetar
I love me a tunic myself…it’s a great way for me as a theatre teacher to feel “dressed up” but still have pants on so I can play the theatre games with my students and not worry about my dress flipping up. Thanks for sharing the link to this freebie! I love me a good freebie!
Yay for freebies! And you’re getting to be QUITE a seamstress, so I hope you’ll get a chance to try a tunic! 🙂
Oh fab! I’m definitely going to make at least one of the long tunics; they’re so good for wearing over tights or leggings at work and still being dressy enough. Thanks for the link!
Yay! Be sure to let me know when you post it! 🙂
Thanks so much for this link. Love a freebie dressmaking pattern. I am printing it off now as I type. Looks like a great dress and top.
Yay! I know yours will be AMAZING . . . can’t wait to see it! 🙂
It doesn’t seem to get very good reviews on MS.com, but seems very similar to a pattern I have made a few times, Simplicity 3835. I think the instructions on how you put it together on MS are a bit confusing though.
I guess I should have tried it before sharing the link . . . sorry, Lindsay! 😦
I have made the similar one about 8 times, once you get the hang of the elastic it’s really easy and I love it.
Thanks for the reminder! I saw this in the magazine, dog-eared the page, and forgot about it. I really want to make one, too! Now…where did I put that magazine? Never mind! I have the link, thanks to you. 😉
I do that, too! 🙂 Have fun . . . and I can’t wait to see what you make! 🙂
I just wanted to let you know that I enjoy reading your blog, and have nominated you for the the Liebster Award. http://cocopaws.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/liebster-blog-award/ Thanks for a wonderful inspiring blog!
Tracy, that is SO sweet of you! Congratulations on YOUR award, and thank you for sharing the love! 🙂 Hugs, Katherine
I just checked them out Katherine, I love these; they are perfect for summer! Easy to wear for mommy with a baby and you need to go for groceries or park! thanks for sharing this freebie!
You’re very welcome, Ingrid! I’m hoping to try one very soon! 🙂
What a great share Kathryn you’ve got everyone v excited !
Have I missed the communion dress tah dah ???
Nope! I just finished the last detail last night . . . then off to be cleaned and pressed . . . then I’ll take photos! Thank you for checking . . . that’s super sweet! 🙂
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Thank you for sharing, I’m definitely going to make this one!
Me, too! Can’t wait for a free day to sew!!! 🙂
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