Ever worn one of these?
In any case, the tabard is a hideous item of clothing – shapeless and unflattering. I know it’s functional but that’s its only redeeming feature.
On the other hand, ever worn one of these?
So, combine them both to get a TABIC!
All the benefits of a tunic but with a tabard’s easy access to pockets.
Take Katherine Tilton’s T-shirt pattern; 1.5m of jersey; cut the front and back and add whatever length you want: sew them together at the shoulders and 3″ down under the arm scythe: finish the raw edges in whatever way you prefer: add two ties to the back at waist-ish level – and viola a TABIC.
Can be worn with or without a under T-shirt and the ties can be brooched or tied in front, at side or at the back.
Other benefits include: the ties give definition to the waist; this old pair of RTW white linen trousers have a zip that no longer stays up (who’d know?); and you can wear blue polka dot knickers underneath too!
Really brave souls with legs much better than mine could also wear this solo – a beach cover-up or a sexy show-it-all cocktail ‘dress’ (maybe you should sew a little further than 3″ at the sides).
Can be worn with trousers, leggings and even a skirt for a full on Laganlook but with shape.
This is a prototype – the front tends to work its way loose from the sides so to counteract this, add a band at waist level to the front, like a waist stay, that will be covered by the back when worn, making sure it’s a close fit and will hold the front in place even without the ties.
There – it’s not every day that you discover a new item of clothing.