Sweet Little Tunics

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!


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