I was really excited about making this tunic for Miss P. It’s getting nice and warm here in Brisbane, which means we have a lot of beach and pool days in front of us and this kaftan-like top was perfect for that. I actually bought both the pattern and the fabric ages ago with the best intentions to make this tunic last summer, but never got around to it.
The pattern I used is Sis Boom’s ‘Sophie Tunic’ pattern and the fabric is a cotton voile from Anna Maria Horner’s Innocent Crush collection that I fell in love with as soon as I saw it.
Miss P is just shy of being 18 months old so I made the 18-24 months size. Unfortunately, that turned out to be too small. Not only is it tight across her chest – the tunic is meant to be lose-fitting – but the neck opening is also a bit too small. I managed to pass her head through but it did require a fair amount of tugging. She’s not a big child in any sense, she’s a pretty average size and weight so I’ll just take a wild guess and say this pattern just sizes pretty small. Those things happen, and it’s really my fault for not checking the measurements before I cut the fabric. I never do, I’m too lazy for that, hehe.
That’s no huge drama though. I’d bought 2.5 yards of this fabric and only used 0.5 yard for the tunic so I have plenty leftover to make it again in a bigger size. Plus, it’s pretty easy to put together and doesn’t take very long.
And what will happen to this one, you’ll ask? Well, it will go to another little princess, Miss P’s cousin. See, nothing’s lost :)