Thursday, May 17, 2018

Striped Jumper to Striped Tunic!

I found this striped jumper the other day at a thrift store and really liked the cotton stretch fabric, the button front, and the stripes.  I didn't like, however, much of anything else.  

I thought with a little bit of rearranging, it would make a fun and comfortable tunic.  I cut away the skirt and used the fabric to lengthen the bodice and add sleeves.

I thought that changing the direction of the stripes on the added piece would make things interesting.

I made the back addition slightly longer than the front.

It was a pretty simple transformation, but now it's much more wearable!

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Donna said...

Is this a stretchy knit? You seem to have amazingly smooth seams! Can you tell us a little about how you did the sleeves? Did you use a pattern you already had? I love this idea.

Susan @ Second Chances by Susan said...

Thanks Donna! Yes, it is a stretch knit, but not a lycra, so not a lot of stretch. As for the sleeves, I used an existing t-shirt that I liked for a guide. I cut the sleeves in a way that used the existing hem of the original jumper so that I wouldn't have to hem them again.

Chickie Walsh said...

So cute! I like how you changed the direction of the stripes too.

learningnewtricks said...

Super cute! I love how you switched the direction of your stripes--the new direction gives it a great fresh look.

Marisa Glied said...

Super cute transformation!!


Catherine1216 said...

This looks so much better. I love how you changed the direction of the stripes.

Melissa Lin said...

Nice save!