Although I always like to challenge myself, sometimes I just fall in love with very simple patterns. When I saw the Sophie swing dress and tunic* by Peek-a-boo patterns I knew it would be perfect for our eldest. She only wants to wear dresses, but sometimes pants are the better option. Sweaters that have a twirly element that look like a dress are perfect for these occasions. Therefore I bought the Sophie swing dress and tunic.
Of course I needed to find a piece of fabric that would be perfect for this tunic length I made. Simple patterns are perfect for special pieces of fabric. I bought the Mandala french terry not too long ago at Mamarieke. It is a panel with an orange stripe on one side of the panel. So I needed to carefully think about how to cut the pattern. Because I wanted the orange to come back in the sleeve I had to be creative with the cutting. I cut the sleeve in half and used as much of the orange piece I had left.
I love the collar on the tunic, but you can also use a regular band or hood on the tunic or dress. The pattern comes in sizes 3M to 12Y. I love patterns that come in such wide size ranges, because we have very narrow kids and patterns that start at 1 or 2 years would only be useable for our oldest girl. Now I can use this pattern for all our girls. I wanted to make the tunic extra dress-like so I used width 6Y for the bottom of the tunic and size 3Y (which is the size she is in for her chest) for the chest. I love the result and so does our girl. She still feels it is a dress and long enough according to her (win-win).
# Fabric this week: 0 in – 2 out (Total fabric in 2019: bought 0 – used 2 fabric – used 2 gifted fabric – used 0 scrap pieces of fabric) – in total 0 in 4 out