6 Tunic Tops You Will Want to Sew Using Free Patterns


I love tunics don’t you?!

They are by far my favorite item of clothing as they are so versatile, the possibilities are endless. They can be glam-ed up for an occasion or worn casually with jeans.  I love the fact that this type of top is long enough to cover the bum, which makes it ideal for hijabis!

Did you know that the word Tunic is actually a french word?  “Tunique” means long blouse and because I am half French I say it with a french twist of “tunique” is just so chic! Oh la la

I was on pinterest pinning tunic tutorials because I have caught the sewing bug and want to make some tunics, whilst searching them I noticed that the free tutorials/patterns are hard to find.

You will find many  beautiful patterns that you had to buy to make but not many that are free for a novice such as myself to try.

6 Tunic Tops Sewing Tutorials

Therefore was super excited to find these 6  tutorials below and simply had to share.

1. This high lo shirt pattern by Melly Sews could be dressed up or down depending on the fabrics you choose to make it with.

2. I simply love how Sally author of The Quirky Peach altered the Plantain T-shirt by Deer and Doe (which is free btw) to create this tunic. It is made from jersey material which can be tricky to work with which is why they recommend using a ball point needle.

3. Fell in love with this boxy dress which Liz of Cotton and Curls made, simple and chic my kind of style!

4. Ohh I cant wait to make this Shirt Dress by Vanessa of Camelot Fabrics with 3/4 sleeves and the trim at the bottom is a great way to give it some character, love, love, love it!

5.  Merrick nailed it with this tutorial on the perfect summer swing dress, just discovered her blog and totally adore her style & blog!

6. Who would have thought that this peasant top made by Mirdith of Strictly Homemade was made from vintage fabric which she had lying around?.

Head over to her blog to find out hows she made it and how you can make one too.

This complets the list of 6 tutorials that I wanted to share, these should give you a good start if you were thinking of making your own tunique.

So tell me which one was your favorite?

Happy Sewing!

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My Experience on Oman 90.4 FM for Life As It Is


Two weeks have passed and I realized that I didn’t share my experience being on 90.4 FMOman’s national radio station during the month of Ramadhan. I still remember how nervous I was as I sat in the studio for the first time and waited to go live for Life as it is.

The experience I had is one that I will cherish forever, I must admit I am proud of myself for not giving into my fear of the unknown. As you know this year I am all about facing my fears! Therefore I took on this challenge to experience new things and not turn it down because of the fear of the unknown.

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(A selfie with Rym Auodia who hosted Lets connect)

As if being LIVE on national radio wasnt nerve wrecking enough, I was in the company of Eng Muhammad Farqooq, Ahmed Al Matani and Hatim Al Abdilsalam who not only knew each other but have previously done shows together so these guys are PROs! Oh and not to mention that I was the only female joining the brotherhood!

I couldn’t have asked for better people ma sha Allah they welcomed me, supported me and told me that it would be fine, and it was alhamdulilah.  I am so glad I took part in Life as it is as I LOVED every minute of being on the radio.

I got to learn and appreicate all the hard work that goes into preparing a radio show. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Oman Radio for giving me the opportunity to present, the sound Engineers who worked with us and who continue to work hard behind the scenes.

One of my favorite part was interacting with the callers, got to know the regular callers, was able to get different views on the topic of discussion. I also recognized a couple of people who called which was nice (thank you for your support, you know who you are).   It felt good to shed some light on topics that needed to be voiced in our society such as single parents, Islamophobia, early marriage and obsession in looks.

I know that many of my readers in Oman and out of Oman were not able to listen to the radio show due to the fact that the timing may not have been suitable so all the episodes have been uploaded on our YouTube Channel.

However for your ease of reference I have also listed all the episodes down below  – you’re welcome 😉

Episode 02 – Freedom vs Responsibility feat. Eng Muhammad Farooq

Episode 03 – Intelligence More than Looks feat. Al Sayyida Mayya Al Said

Episode 04 – Going Green feat. Eng Muhammad Farrow

Episode 05 Implementing what we learn at school feat. Ahmed Al Matani

Episode 07 Food vs Medicine feat Eng Muhammad Farooq

Episode 10 Motherhood Hijacked feat Al Sayyida Mayya Al Said

Episode 13 Modern Poverty feat Ahmed Al Matani

Episode 14 Obsession in Looks Feat Al Sayyida Mayya Al Said

Episode 15 Materialism The Illusion feat Eng Muhammad Farooq

Episode 16 Authentic Religion feat Hatim Al Abdilsalam

Episode 17 Parenthood feat Al Sayyida Mayya Al Said

Episode 18 Qualification vs Education feat Ahmed Al Matani

Episode 19 The Mask We Wear feat Ahmed Al Matani

Episode 20 Early Marriage feat Al Sayyida Mayya Al Said

Episode 21 Eid Fever feat Ahmed Al Matani and Al Sayyida Mayya Al Said

Life as it is - Final Group Photo

(Final group photo on our last episode Eng Muhammad Farooq is missing)

I feel so blessed to have been invited to take part in Life as it is it was an experience that has taught me a lot about my self, my religion and about life.

Thank you to all those who made this possible we hope that you enjoyed listening to this show as much as we enjoyed discussing it.

May Allah continue to guide us all to his right path, ameen.

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