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HISTORY OF TUNICS

HISTORY OF TUNICS

HISTORY OF TUNICS  "Who wore it best" is often the question when celebrities are photographed wearing the same or similar outfits. But when it comes to the history of the tunic "Who wore it first" is the question of the day. Greeks, Romans and Egyptians all embraced the tunic as multi-purpose piece of clothing suitable for men and women. Greek and Roman Tunics The Romans score big fashion points for the versatility of their tunics which were both sleeved and sleeveless. Everyone from the wealthiest statesman to the lowliest slave owned at least one. Prominent citizens might wear a tunic...

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OOAKS17 TORONTO

OOAKS17 TORONTO

 To all MONIKOVA customers, thank you for making the 2017 One of a Kind Spring Show success!If you are creative person, artist, or just artist in heart, you don't want to miss this  amazing show & Sale that has been here since 1975. Encouraging shopping local with support of handmade crafts, art, clothing, accessories, food and more.    We can’t wait to see you again at the Christmas Show, November 23 to December 3, 2017 at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto.  

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TUNIC WITH PLEATED CHIFFON YOKE

TUNIC WITH PLEATED CHIFFON YOKE

 Last week I decided to explore with some fabric manipulation that is perfect for some delicate detail in my new tunic collection, which I will introduce this Spring 2017. I always take on challenges.  My choice of fabric was a chiffon that is a care free and unstructured fabric by nature, so with the help of some thin paper it allowed me to control this fabrics behavior while keeping its elegant appeal. Paper provides great support when sewing the pleats in two different directions creating a fabulous twisted texture!  I am happy with the result, even knowing this yoke takes time to create.  I will be introducing this style of tunic in different fabrics and colour variations.             ...

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