After Christmas I decided that it was time to do some more sewing for this tween girlie. She is growing like a weed and all her current skirts and dresses that I made that fit last fall are well, wayyy too short. So a couple of weeks ago she and I picked out some styles of clothes that she is into and I went to town drafting some new things for her to wear. First up on the list was a new tunic dress….she loves tunics and leggings.
The pattern is one that I drafted from another dress I did awhile back but I added the boatneck to it. I made this first tunic up as a working muslin which I am glad I did because…I drafted the whole thing too big. Next time I will go smaller, but at least she won’t grow out of it tomorrow. The fabric was $1 fabric that I found on clearance and it is a rayon blend. Not my favorite to sew with because it frayed and frayed and frayed…but once I had serged all the pieces separately, sewing it up was quick.
And I do so love the wide stripes….even if they are a thorn in my side to match up.
The neck is just a bias tape facing and I really do love this style on tweens. Now I can redraft it a bit smaller (now that I have her measurements correct) and make up a few more for Spring and Summer. I love outfits like this that get worn and worn again. And a striped tunic is one of those well-worn outfits around here.
Have you started your Spring sewing yet?