I don’t know about you, but I love a good sewing success after a flop. Remember this black and white gingham tunic fiasco during KCW? Here is take two (or is it take three, technically?) – gingham tunics for my lovely girls, and they FIT! Yippee! And all thanks to the Leila & Ben Sweet Little Dress pattern.
I had completely forgotten about this pattern when I was searching for cute peasant top inspiration, until I saw it referenced a couple of times in various blog and flickr posts after KCW. Great pattern and SUPER fast to cut and sew. The directions are a bit different, as they suggest you iron your neckline and sleeve casings and bottom hem before sewing everything together. I wasn’t sure about that, so I did a little experiment… the blue tunic I made by sewing first and then ironing, but for the pink tunic I followed their directions and ironed first. I have to say it went much faster the second time. I also shortened the dress pattern to a tunic length, keeping the same hemline curve and shape. M and C love these tops and we will definitely be adding a few more – both tunics and dresses – to their summer stash!