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.
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!
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.