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DIY Hooded Tunic + Flared Jeans

Hi Darlings! I can hardly move a muscle but here I am pushing through, lol! If you missed the last two days let me fill you in. I started a new workout by Jillian Michael’s called Ripped In 30 and I am on day three (Read Day 1 HERE and Day 2 HERE) I can seriously say that this video is the truth and the 24 minutes are crazy hard but not too hard that you can’t get through it.  I talk more in detail int he posts linked above so if you are interested go take a read. So….because of these last two days every muscle in my body is on fire. I like the burn but day 2 and 3 of sourness are always the worst.

Today I am keeping my look super cozy because I just can’t fuss with much today. Getting this tunic over my head was hard enough today, LOL! The jeans are old from F21 and the tunic is McCall Pattern #7020 with modifications of course. I did a full review below including a how-to for my mod’s.


DIY Tunic / F21 Jeans / Nude Pumps / MK bag



Pattern Description: Misses Tunics and Tops McCall 7020

Pattern Sizing: I cut the XS

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing? Yes, with some changes

Were the instructions easy to follow? YES! This is a VERY easy pattern and great for newbies.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It had the shape I wanted and knew it would be an easy mod to get the look I was going for.

Fabric Used: Navy Double Knit HERE (use code MIMI10 for 10% off)

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I created the hood from the cowl pattern piece by slashing the pattern piece in the middle and spreading it 11″ and then joined my lines and cut the new hood (image below) I also wanted the pockets but I hate  having pockets flopping around in dresses and tops so I stitched them down creating a nice flat pocket and it created design interest with the topstitching.

Would you sew it again? Yes! I plan to have a lot of these.

Would you recommend it to others? YES, if you are new to sewing this is a great starter pattern. If you are a seasoned sewist you can use this as a great block.






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