This is definitely my new favorite pattern! I tested it out and made two shirts last week and really loved it. So much so that I had to make another couple shirts at the end of last week. I knew I wanted to make the tunic using some Little Folks voile fabric so I picked up a couple extra yards of two of my favorite prints. I used the Little Folks Baby Bouquet in Meadow and followed the pattern for this great spring tunic.
Look at me blending right in with that grass! Last time I posted a shirt, a couple people asked for a photo of it on, and so during a brief break from the rain this weekend, I convinced Morgan to take a few for you. Please ignore my strange poses. I’ve never been good about just standing still in front of the camera – I end up making really strange faces and posing in some strange way (you didn’t see the ones that didn’t make it on the blog!). It must be why I’m typically the one behind the camera…
Anyway, it’s comfy and I’m happy to finally have a shirt made out of Little Folks voile (now I don’t have to walk around wearing my voile quilt! Though what if I wore this shirt and then curled up under the quilt… now that would be something!)
After having good luck with this top, I decided to make a few modifications to the pattern to create a different look using the Little Folks baby bouquet in berry –
On this one I used the pattern for the body but shortened it by about 3 inches. I also altered the neckline, giving it a lower scooped neck. I’m glad ruffles seem to be so prevalent these days, because I do love me a ruffle. I added one along the neckline for some extra interest. I also shortened the sleeves and used a little elastic thread along the sleeve edge.
I was a little concerned about this looking like clown clothes, what with that ruffle up by the neck, but my sister assured me that it would be ok if it was low enough. Although I saw my mom this weekend and apparently it immediately made her remember a costume she made for my brother when he was little… (and yes, he went as a clown).
I still love it though. Clown-like or not!