Last week, while I was taking a break from sewing for my brother's wedding, I had the exciting chance to be a pattern tester for Jessica of Craftiness is Not Optional. If you have never had a chance to visit the tutorial section of Jessica's site, you really should! She sews darling outfits for her adorable, chubby-cheeked daughters, and is the blogger who most inspired me to create clothing for my little girls.
Jessica just released her first pattern last week, the Junebug Dress and Tunic, with sleeved or sleeveless options. And I got to test it out! I started with intentions to make a tunic for both daughters, in coordinating fabrics, but my buttonhole sensor broke again on the first buttonhole of Gaiw's. Luckily, I had already finished the tunic for Booper! Want a peek?
Isn't it adorable? I loved the pattern instructions, with plenty of helpful tips, and learned a fun new way to sew a bodice together. I sewed this up in a 3T, and it fits just like I expected! It's teensy bit wide in the neckline for my slim little girl, but is otherwise perfect.
The fabric is a light seersucker that my grandma sent me, and is perfect for the hot weather here. Gaiw's version is all cut out of the same type of fabric in a pink colorway, but her's will have to wait to be worn until I can get my buttonhole sensor fixed. I didn't have nearly enough matching buttons on hand to finish even one tunic, but luckily I had a whole set of cover buttons. I used pretty ribbon and plain white fabric to cover 12 buttons... just enough for two little girls. =)
Booper loves this tunic too. She has picked it over every other shirt she owns every time it's clean.... just in the short time since I sewed it, she has worn it at least 6 times! So if you use patterns regularly, check this one out! It comes in sizes 18 months all the way up to 8 years, and it could be your newest favorite. =)
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