New Look 6527 – Flowy Tunic


I had some kind of tunic in mind when I purchased this polyester chiffon from Fabric Mart a while back. It sat in my stash waiting for the right pattern. After seeing a RTW (Ready-to-Wear for my non-sewing readers) top with a front and back overlay in a print similar to this fabric, I went looking for a pattern to re-create the top. I found New Look 6527.

NL 6527

I like that the overlay is actually a little longer than the fabric underneath.


I changed the sleeve to be similar to the tunic I saw in the store. I cut out a bell sleeve and created a casing with bias tape in order to insert 3/8″ elastic. I also sewed French seams throughout the top because the fabric was sheer. The fabric wasn’t much fun to work with but that is just the nature of polyester chiffon. I knew this going in and decided it was worth the effort.


The high-low hem was another feature I liked about this pattern.


I think this is a fun top to have in my closet and am glad I was inspired to finally sew up this fabric.


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18 thoughts on “New Look 6527 – Flowy Tunic

  1. I’ve sewn with sheer materials. You have to love the pattern to want to use that material. You did a great job. i’m sure you’ll love that top for a while.

  2. Wow this is gorgeous it looks great on you I think I might have to pick this pattern up its very flattering.
    you did a great job on it. I’ve not yet worked on chiffon or flowy Fabrics I’m still getting used to knits after Not sewing for many years so glad I found your blog

  3. Love the top Lucy. Fabric and pattern look great on you. I don’t suppose you want to swap wardrobes do you. LOL. I only found you blog a couple of months ago and love your style. Lynda in New Zealand

  4. Super cute! Love the print placement of your fabric and the sexy sleeves you created. That high- low length is very pretty, and you did a great job with the back curved hem. I’ve made a couple things with similar hemlines in sheer synthetic fabrics and I know it’s not easy to achieve that smooth flow!

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