There are quite a few things that I haven’t shown you during the time when I haven’t had time for blogging. I’m not here to make excuses, blogging doesn’t always fit in with full-time job and that’s just the way it is – however, I am here to show you some of what I didn’t get around to earlier. The Charlie tunic is one of those things.
The pattern is from Made By Rae, and I totally love it. As always with Rae’s patterns, she takes you by the hand, and helps you all the way to the finished garment with different tips for finishing and altering the pattern included. This tunic is just adorable – one of those garments for your children that are great for everyday use, but with the little details that make it special. AND it’s great for boys as well as girls.
The one I made for Frida was finished quite a while ago, back in November. For that one, I used kind of a light, soft denim quality fabric (not really sure what it is – has a bit of a viscose feel to it), and Liberty fabric for the facings. I have chosen the same materials for the one for Ronja, only with a different Liberty print from my stash.
Since then, Ronja has been on my back for making her one, but with my new job and everything else that has been going on, it was just difficult to find time and energy. Now, this past weekend, I got around to it. The pattern doesn’t go further than a size 5T, and Ronja is 7 years old, but not that big of her age, and quite slim. So, I took the 5T, added 1½ inch to the length, and a little less than an inch to the sleeves. If you do something like this, remember to work in the added length in the vent facings as well – I had to cut new pieces for the vent facings, because I didn’t think of that at first. So this is the result that I finished 2 days ago.
I have to say, I didn’t choose the buttons. I was going with some wooden apple-buttons, but Ronja wouldn’t hear of it. So now it has pink heart-buttons. Not quite a match if you ask me – but oh well…
And now that I mention Rae, if you are not already taking part in her Spring Top Sewalong, get on it – it runs until April 22nd, so there is plenty of time to make your own top and enter it! The competition is fierce this year, and being one of the proud judges, I can safely say, there are no easy decisions this year! Click the banner below to check out how it all works.