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« on: January 31, 2006 07:19:51 PM »

I'm in love with those embroidered tunic-type shirts you see for sale everywhere (I'm a hippy girl at heart). Problem: because I'm a zaftig chica, when I get them big enough to fit me okay in the middle they end up being cut way too low at the top. I work at a school, so having my bodacious ta-tas popping out the top of my shirt really isn't appropriate. I'm a novice sewer, but they look like they might be easy to make. Does anyone have a pattern or know where to get one? Thanks in advance for any help!
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2006 09:47:45 PM »

I've noticed the boob hanging out thing too... and it's one of those things you can't really tell is going to happen until its done.  Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2006 10:13:38 AM »

I don't have a specific pattern to reference, but I would think it would be easy enough to adapt the opening to be a little more modest. 

1. Put small eyelets in and lace it up.
2. Row of small buttons with loops
3. Fit the paper pattern to you and mark where you would like to have the opening end up and cut it out that way.
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2006 02:32:59 PM »

I was thinking that this pattern might be something that could be adjusted to look like you want.

http://geocities.com/imatu/bajukurung.html

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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2006 10:20:47 AM »

Have you checked out Simplicity patterns?  Try style 4607 or 4968. 

http://www.simplicity.com/index.cfm

I'm sure you can make the slit whatever length you wish when you cut out your pattern pieces.  If you want to keep your girls from being exposed, you can sew some ties to the top.  That would be cute, too.  Or, you could wear a lightweight strappy cotton camisole under your tunic.

I hope this helps

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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2006 08:11:56 PM »

Thank you SO much! You have fab ideas and I'm going to give them a try!! I'll let you know if I'm successful!!!
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2006 11:32:11 PM »

whoa, don't buy a pattern!!

take a t-shirt and trace it onto some fabric. cut at sleeves and sew them on. hem all the way around.

alternately, make a large square, then size accordingly. measure around your neck for the neck opening, making it keyhole with a tie if you wnat it to be smaller than the biggest part of your head. then cut 2 rectangles for arms.


for more info, stick "t-tunic sca" into a search and see what you come up with.
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2006 07:07:34 AM »

Thank you, thank you, you are so helpful!! I want to make a few and do enbroidery around the neck and sleeves.....
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2006 06:09:15 PM »

Folkwear (www.folkwear.com) and the Egyptian shirt pattern.  Except for the neck and a bit under the arms is all straight lines.  and you can put the neck facing to the outside (as in embroider the snot out of the neck facing turn under the outside edge then sew it in, flip to the outside and sew down) and make *obnoxious* embroidery and have the back covered up nice and pretty.

I like it it's easy to fiddle length and sleeve length, works with heavy cotton flannel or near sheer linen and is comfy to wear.

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