Knit Boxy Tunic, Kommatia Patterns

So, is it too soon for co-ords to make a comeback? My sewing is only fairly recently yielding wearable items so the co-ord trend, plus Ada Spraggs two piece setacular, came and went too fast for me to take part in it. I love the style. The uniform like cohesiveness and how it automatically cuts down time thinking about what to wear. Such a good trend!! I thought it would have the skinny jeans effect and never go away but it came and went in a season. It’s time for it to live again!…through me.

The pattern

This is Kommatia knit boxy tunic. I overlocked everything and I couldn’t be more in love with that machine. The instructions are more sparse and effecient and this pattern won’t hold your hand. At first I psyched myself out, I usually want a pattern that almost tell me how to breath through sewing! but the shape of this top is exactly my style. Big girl pants went on and it sewed up with only a few mistakes. Is this sewing progress?

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The skirt I just traced off a H&M jersey skirt I wore a lot. I put it together checking a bit online but mostly by guessing what to do. Sewing with knit fabrics gives me a feeling that nothing can go wrong, I would never have done that with a woven fabric!

When a friend told me the clothes looked straight out of Urban Outfitters, I was ecstatic, Urban Outfitters was my jam! These are the first clothes I’ve made that someone confused with RTW. I even got the ‘really!?! You made that..’ 🙂 #sewingwinning

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Fitting

This top is so comfortable but looking at the pictures I think going with a size bigger would have been a better bet. My measurements are size small but I usually always factor in my shoulders and go bigger. I thought jersey would be more forgiving!!

I didn’t adjust the length and it stops at the biggest part of my bum/hips, making pear shaped me pretty conscious of my arse if no tucked in. To wear this as a tunic I would definitely lengthen it. I’m 5″3 and would not be able to get away with wearing this with leggings only. For my next version (yep, I’ve already bought the fabric for a second one) I’m going to either lengthen or shorten it, so it hits a more flattering point!

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Untucked, sorry it’s hard to see where the top ends.

The Fabric

I only bought a metre of this fabric, I would have bought more but the price was so inflated. I got this when I was in France, sadly not Paris, after a two hour drive to the local fabric store. I wasn’t gonna leave empty handed.

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I need to thank my husband for the pictures, he’s even demanding a meet the team page on the blog to recognise his efforts. I think he’s right!

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21 thoughts on “Knit Boxy Tunic, Kommatia Patterns

  1. Wow great post! That top really suits you and I’m glad your back at the sewing machine. Also, your husband is an excellent photographer! He deserves to be proud of himself.

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    1. Thank you! Getting back into posting again feels really good, Netflix was taking over my life a bit too much! Sadly a month until I can sew again. This was a pre op make but I’m out of the sling! Now I know my husband can takes pictures he’s in trouble haha

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  2. It looks great, I love the top and I think it is very flattering where it stops. I like matching garments, and as long as you wear something with style it never goes out of fashion. Well done on the skirt too. Fabric looks very soft, so I imagine it was worth its price 🙂

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    1. Thank you, I love that ‘wear it with style’ comment. I’m making ti my new motto.
      I definitely think I’m gonna get a lot of wear out of these so I’m not too mad about the price of fabric now haha.

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    1. Totally a hat convert, I’m going through cheltenham hat pictures falling in love.
      Recovery is slow but hopefully in a few weeks I can start using my right hand normally again 🙂

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  3. What a lovely outfit! Great job 🙂 And I’m inclined to agree with your husband, he does need a page of his own 😉 Credit where credit’s due! haha x Get well soon, looking forward to your summer creations x

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    1. This is crazy! I was just thinking about you yesterday because another sewing meetup has been arranged and I wondering if you going. I can’t make it but it sounds fun. I can send you the details.
      Thank you slowly getting through physio and should be ready to use my arm again in a month 🙂

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      1. Oh – yes please! Would love to know when & where that’s happening 🙂 (still never been to one, apart from the one where I met you!)x And good luck with the physio, I’m sure you’re impatient to get back to sewing… your stash will still be where you left it, take time – and take care x

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