I absolutely love fashion and the process of styling and getting dressed. Having that said, this is far from reality when trying to hustle two kids out of the house each morning! I’m usually left with 10 minutes to myself, scrambling to put something together that looks half decent. The Vallea Tunic free sewing pattern is perfect for days when you need to get dressed and go! Although this tunic will have you ready in a flash, you’ll also look fabulous. This simple longline tee has flattering side slits and an unexpected back detail allowing just the right amount of skin to peek through. I used Mood Fabrics’ vegan cupro which feels amazing all by itself. Try using one of Mood’s beautiful silk panels to bring your tunic to another level! Complete your look with jeans or a comfy pair of leggings. How do you plan on styling your tunic?
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All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
Using French seams, sew the front to the backs at the side and shoulder seams.
With right sides of the fabric together pin your facing to the neck and back opening. When you get to the back, mark the placement of your trim. Pin the trim sandwiched in between the facing as shown.
Clip into the neck curve. Turn and stitch the edges of the facing to finish.
Finish the center back seam.
Prepare the sleeves and set them in using a French seam. The sleeves were finished using stitch witchery.
Sew the sides seams and finish the bottom edge using a rolled hem stitch.
Press all seams nicely and you’re done!