Customizing the fit of your Studio Tunic

Meg wearing a caramel-colored Studio Tunic, with yarn filling her pockets.

Learn how to get your perfect fit

Meg wearing a caramel-colored Studio Tunic, with yarn filling her pockets.

The Studio Tunic is your canvas to bring your own creative vision to life! You can opt to size down at the top for a more fitted look, grading out to your regular size at the hips (like I did in this soft, caramel linen twill version) or you can make a straight size to assure your tunic will layer well over a sweater.

You can also easily lengthen or shorten the tunic to your preference.

In the above video, Judith gives you tips on how to choose your Studio Tunic size, demonstrates how to grade (or blend) between sizes for a better fit though the hips, and shows you how to change the shape of the armholes and neckline to achieve your desired silhouette, drafting your own set of facings in the process.

Remember to start with a good set of updated body measurements, and before you know it, you’ll have a basic understanding of the patternmaking skills needed to draft your own facings … followed by your very own bespoke Studio Tunic!

The Studio Tunic online sewing course

If you are looking for a more in-depth sewing course, designed to replicate the kind of quality instruction you would get at your local sewing shop, check out our online course, Beyond Sewing Basics. In it, you will learn alongside our course student, Sophia, as she makes the Studio Tunic – sewing her first French seams, facings, patch pockets and much more. Plus, you’ll be taking the course alongside others, so you’ll make new sewing friends, get personalized support, and get cheered on as you make your Studio Tunic! (The digital pattern is included for course participants.)

Learn more about the online course, Beyond Sewing Basics: Sew the Studio Tunic.

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  1. Judith, you are an amazing teacher. It’s one thing to have the knowledge and an entirely different skill to impart that knowledge clearly, which you absolutely do. I’m so thankful for this tutorial!