You know already. But I’ll say it again: If you came here today looking for inspiration on children’s garments – move on. Because I made something for me!
The tunic is from a Danish sewing magazine, called Ingelise (now Alt Om Håndarbejde – Symagasin, and no longer online) – issue #6, 2008. I like the pattern, but to be honest, I guessed my way through the instructions, which does show in the yoke area – but luckily mostly on the inside. Maybe I just need more routine sewing (of course I do), but as I don’t have problems following instructions from Ottobre or Onion, I tend to blame the instructions on this tunic specifically. Not a big deal, though.
The fabric I used is a light weight cotton that I purchased online long ago from another sewer – it fitted the purpose beautifully. The yoke, button loops, and buttons are made with white linen. In general, I really love linen – also when it’s just part of a garment, it tends to give such a nice calm look.
The button loops scared me a bit, and the instructions didn’t give me much to go on, so I turned to the internet for a bit of assistance and found this tutorial. I didn’t do the paper backing, but used the pictures as a guideline, and also a comment below on how to turn the tubing for the loops came in most handy!
I did make a very simple blouse for myself last year, but this is the first garment I made for me, with a little more shape and details to it. And hey, I’m pretty happy with the result!