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25 DIY Summer Tunics to Start Layering Now

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Get ready for warmer weather by sewing up adorable tunics for yourself. When it’s cold you can wear them with a pair of tights and a cute cardigan. As it warms up, throw on a summer hat and sandals to go with it. Learn how to make summer tunics from refashioned shirts, or follow a pattern to make your own from scratch.

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    25 DIY Summer Tunics

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  • Hot Mess Mommy Dress 2 of 26
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    Easy and flattering DIY for moms on the go.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.

  • The Pretty Blouse 3 of 26
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    Light and breezy blouse that you can lengthen to belt.
    Find out more at Sew Mama Sew.

  • Banded Bottom 4 of 26
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    Sew a banded bottom top to slip over some tights.
    Find out more at Make It & Love It.

  • Flattering and Pretty Tunic 5 of 26
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    The elastic waist makes for a fitted tunic.
    Find out more at Anna Maria Horner.

  • Pleated Knot Tunic 6 of 26
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    This tunic has pleats and button back.
    Find out more at Leafy Treetop Spot.

  • Big Buttons 7 of 26
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    A tunic with pockets, buttons, and a contrasting bottom make for a stylish summer tunic.
    Find out more at Vivat Veritas.

  • Men’s Shirt Tunic 8 of 26
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    Upcycle a man's shirt into a tunic.
    Find out more at Transient Expression.

  • Breezy Tunic 9 of 26
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    Sew a linen tunic with a drawstring bottom for a lightweight option.
    Find out more at Me Sew Crazy.

  • Boho-Glam Tunic 10 of 26
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    Loose fitting tunic that you can color block for a trendy summer.
    Find out more at Growing Home.

  • Most Flattering Shirt Dress 11 of 26
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    The V-neck and shirred waist make this easy to layer and wear alone.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.

  • 10-Minute Tunic 12 of 26
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    This maternity tunic can be made to work for everyone, and it's asymmetrical as an added bonus.
    Find out more at A Beautiful Mess.

  • Refashioned Shirt 13 of 26
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    This tunic takes t-shirt comfort to stylish look.
    Find out more at Alida Makes.

  • Hooded Tunic 14 of 26
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    Sew a hooded tunic for those rainy days.
    Find out more at Sew Mama Sew.

  • Summer Tunic 15 of 26
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    Shake up your typical tunic with a pleated back and flat collar.
    Find out more at Peppermint Mag Issue 8.

  • Sunny Resort Tunic 16 of 26
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    This blouse tunic is perfect with the built in belt, scalloped collar, and contrasting piping.
    Find out more at Grosgrain.

  • Color Block Tunic 17 of 26
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    Fitted V-neck tunic that you can color block or mix fabric patterns.
    Find out more at Growing Home.

  • Kimono Tunic 18 of 26
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    This gorgeous wrap is even cuter with vintage fabric.
    Find out more at Freckles in April.

  • T-Shirt Tunic 19 of 26
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    Turn short T-shirts into flowing tunics.
    Find out more at Cotton and Curls.

  • Make a Statement Tunic 20 of 26
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    A knit tunic with a fitted waist and some graphic fabric makes a statement.
    Find out more at Sew Country Chick.

  • T-Skirt Tunic 21 of 26
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    Repurpose a t-shirt and a skirt to create a new look tunic.
    Find out more at Wildcards.

  • Dress It Up 22 of 26
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    Sew a tunic and embellish it with buttons and pompoms.
    Find out more at Peppermint Mag Issue 11.

  • Dress to Tunic 23 of 26
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    Turn a simple dress into a flattering tunic.
    Find out more at I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar.

  • Bed Sheet Tunic 24 of 26
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    Refashion a bed sheet to a comfortable tunic.
    Find out more at Awesomesauce & Asshattery.

  • In the Clouds Tunic 25 of 26
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    Create a quick tunic by sewing two shirts together and make it pretty with paint.
    Find out more at Freckles in April.

  • Peasant Tunic 26 of 26
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    Repurpose a man's button down into a peasant tunic.
    Find out more at Sew Country Chick.

Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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