Last night I stopped procrastinating and sat down to make a tunic.
I used an old T-shirt that no longer fit him to help me make the pattern.
This would have been simpler if I got one that actually fit him just right, but currently all his shirts are in good condition and I did not want to cut any up. I picked one that was a bit small, and cut it up.
Just cut along the seams as close as possible.
I folded each pieces in half and traced around them.
Since this shirt was not a perfect fit, I had to compare it to one that fits him just right and adjust the pattern accordingly.
It was not long enough and I had to just a bit to the sides.
Sleeves needed more length too.
This is the back. Again, need to add length and make it a bit wider for ease. I added an extra 1.5 inch to the width including seam allowance.
I did not need to change the armhole at all, just extend the lines where needed.
I checked to make sure the the front and back pattern lined up: the shoulders had to be the same length, the armhole curves had to be the same length from the shoulders to the body (angle of curve is different), front and back body is the same length.
Before I forget, I cut a 2.5 inch opening on the front neckline, in the middle.
Next I rounded the corners.
Sewed the bias tape on around hemline, neckline, sleeves.
just sewed across the tip.
Then stitched it down on the front. Much better.
I showed my husband and this was his response: "Are you trying to tell me that you want him to be a doctor?"
Now that you know how to make simple tunic, care to learn how to add a front yoke?