Rolled-Hem Tunic {another Plantain Tee Hack}

Rolled Hem Tunic { a Plantain Tee Hack}

This rolled-hem tunic marks the halfway point in my collection of Plantain Tee hacks.  Yay! Isn’t this fun? Modifying a pattern is my jam.  This tunic-length knit jersey piece of pure comfort is the same length at this one (why mess with a good thing?) but has lengthened sleeves and modified hem and sleeve cuffs.

Rolled Hem Tunic { a Plantain Tee Hack}

The pattern already includes an option for three-quarter length sleeves but I wanted mine even a little longer.  I have pretty long arms so this is something I frequently adjust.  The fabric is gramercy in commute by limo from Art Gallery Fabrics, I bought it at Rock Paper Scissors, my local shop and where I teach my classes.  I definitely nabbed this fabric without any real plan for how to use it and I bought a lot of it.  It’s a Leah Duncan design.  It’s not uncommon for me to reach for a bolt of fabric only to discover she has designed it.  Her style is impeccable and highly wearable. It’s hard to find wearable knits so I hope she keeps cranking ’em out!

Rolled Hem Tunic { a Plantain Tee Hack}

The real modification, though, is the hem and cuffs as I mentioned above.  It’s hard to see in the pictures but instead of creating a closed band of fabric, I kept a raw edge and forced it to roll.  Unfortunately, while it was a successful experiment, the roll of the fabric is toward my body instead of to the outside of the dress.  The effect isn’t very obvious but I know how to make it work next time…because there will definitely be a next time!

By the way, in case you are wondering my earrings are from an amazing boutique in Portland, OR whose name I can’t remember (sorry!) and my necklace is from Madre Beads and I wear both items constantly.

4 Comments on Rolled-Hem Tunic {another Plantain Tee Hack}

  1. Melanie Tuazon
    June 17, 2015 at 9:46 am (2 years ago)

    I love it! Shopping for clothes has become so much harder now that I see so many talented friends making their own custom wardrobes. I will learn your ways one day.

    • Melissa Q.
      June 17, 2015 at 11:06 am (2 years ago)

      Oh man, with all your sewing experience you would be surprised at how quickly garments come together and how good you would be at it!

  2. Kelsey
    June 18, 2015 at 8:12 am (2 years ago)

    This is really cute! You are so lucky to have such a great modern quilting shop near you!


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