TUNICA KATHA

Sewing Pattern Tunica Katha has a slit opening in the front, which is bound with a hidden placket. You can sew a sleeveless version of Katha, one with cuff sleeves or with long sleeves and slim cuffs. The tunica can be sewn in two different lengths (up to the hip or covering the bottom). The hemline is curved. Sewing Pattern Tunica Katha is more complex to sew. Sewing knowledge is advisable.
fits women’s sizes: 34/36/38/40/42/44/46
Fabric Recommendation: Cotton, Light Denim, Viscose, Jersey

Fabric Requirements*:
long / short
Sizes 34 – 38: 155 cm / 140 cm
Sizes 40 – 42: 160 cm / 150 cm
Sizes 44 – 46: 175 cm / 165 cm
*with a fabric width of 140cm
Material:
1 invisible (or 1 regular) zipper 30 cm long
fusible interfacing 90 cm x 80 cm
thread


PHOTOTUTORIAL:

The following photo tutorial shows the most important steps. The numbers correspond with the numbers of the sewing instruction.




ZIPPER:

How to sew the zipper you can watch here in two very helpful videos. The first one from Connecting Threads shows how to sew an invisible zipper. Please consider that the textile edge of the zipper matches up with the raw edge of the outer fabric! This is because all schnittchen patterns have a seam allowance of 1 cm.

You can also insert a regular zipper. For this there is another helpful video from MADE Everyday. Check out the second part of the video. For inserting a regular zipper the parts up and below the zipper opening has to be closed and the seam allowances should be pressed.

CUFF SLEEVES:

If you want to sew the tunica with cuff sleeves please follow the tutorial made for a Sewalong for Sewing Pattern Dress Zoe.



For binding the armholes check out this video about Sewing Pattern Dress Nani. Starting at minute 5 there is a detailed description of how to bind the armholes.

 

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