I feel really bad now, for saying this pattern was too small in a previous post. It’s not. I discovered I simply had it printed with the wrong settings. The pattern does have a 1″ test square but I printed and cut it out months ago so I didn’t have the test square anymore to check it was the correct size, and I obviously hadn’t done that before I started cutting it out. Duh!
So, printed with the right settings (turns out that selecting ‘no scaling’ before printing is really really really important, haha), the pattern fits perfectly. It did seem odd that Miss P – who is 18 months old – would need a size 3/4, the next size up from the one I had made her. Well that explains it.
I still decided to make a muslin this time around though. I wasn’t prepared to use any more of my beautiful and precious Innocent Crush voile unless I was sure the fit was perfect, so I made a first tunic out of some plain white cotton voile I bought on sale at Spotlight a long time ago.
When I finished this one, tried it on Miss P and found it fit her to a T, I remade the tunic as it was meant to be, with Anna Maria Horner’s Innocent Crush voile. Oh I love this fabric, it’s so light and so soft! The best thing is that I still have 1.5 metres of it left. Hmmmm, I think I’ll have to make something for myself after I’ve had this baby. Any suggestions?
But back to the tunic. It’s great, I love it. I love the cut and the little opening at the front. It looks very cute. I’m just sad I didn’t get the chance to finish it before we went to the beach last week-end. I’d only had time to make the muslin. Oh well, summer is just starting, there will be plenty more occasions for Miss P to wear her gorgeous tunic at the beach :)
I must say, I also like the plainness and simplicity of the muslin, so no doubt she’ll be wearing it too. Two cute tunics for the little Miss, that’s a win!
And look, it’s perfect for dancing too ;)