Today, my project is in mint.
In the form of this...
I first played around with making up this pattern before Natalie was born. It's fun to see her wearing it now.
It's pretty simple to make. With a short list of materials.
2 fat quarters of a light weight material - I got my mint fat quarters at Joann (they don't sell it by the bolt :( )
12 inches of thin 1/8 inch elastic
First, make a pattern.
Cut 2 inches off the long side. Then cut off a triangle piece 3 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches for the sleeves.
***I wrote 3-6 months on the paper, but after having Natalie wear it, I really think it should be labeled just 3 months or maybe even 0-3 months. It probably won't fit her as she nears the 6 month mark but fits her perfectly right now...and she's 3 months***
Make a sleeve pattern. Start off with a 5 inch by 7 1/2 inch rectangle. Then curve it out about an inch each way so you end up with a sleeve about 4 inches long and 7 1/2 inches wide.
I discovered later that the outside curve is not really that necessary, but you can decide how you want to go about that.
Second, cut out and prep your fabric.
Serge or zig zag the long edges of the sleeves and the top and bottom of the main tunic pieces.
Third, hem and attach the sleeves.
Hem the sleeves in about 1/2 an inch.
Sew or serge in place. I serged the sleeve to the top and then kept going to the end the arm pit.
Fourth, sew the tunic together.
Press and hem the bottom, and create a casing for the neckline.
I like to use a saftey pin for this.
Then zig-zag stitch the elastic together.
One cute, little baby, tunic top.
If you are curious how the one I made for her before she was born turned out.
Pretty darn cute... which I was super happy about. It was a gamble making it before Natalie was actually here to try it on. It was made smaller though, so I hurried and snapped pictures of her in it over a month ago before she out grew it.
It's incredible to see how much she has already grown and changed since then.
Thank you for reading! Have a happy Monday.
Say hi to Kirstin and Jordan at Kojodesigns. Rach H is sharing a one-handed sarong tutorial today. I've been waiting for this tutorial for a long time. So excited Rach put one together for us!