I made this tunic ages ago, around the same time as this dress. If I take the time to trace a pattern, I often make two. Anyway, the tunic version was (a) not pink, and (b) not a dress, so it took me considerably longer to convince M to wear it. With summer also coming to an end, I had to resort to the “Okay, if you don’t like it, we’ll give it to…” Not my finest parenting technique, but hey, desperate times call for desperate measures.
Oh, and getting her to pose in a photo where she didn’t look like this took a whole other set of bribery techniques.
Phew – finished the Tova dress! And wore it out that same night.
I tried to get P to take a picture of me going out so I could capture the “outfit” but this was the result.
Self-portraits were also not working for me…
So instead you get J taking the picture in the morning – sorry about the bedhead.
There were a few things about the pattern that were kind of tricky – attaching that square yoke was pretty hard, so eventually I just topstitched it on because I made a dog’s breakfast of it when I tried to do it the way it was described in the pattern. That was in large part due to the fabric – this chambray frays really easily and it was all coming apart. If I had a more stable fabric, I think it probably would have been fine. Also the collar piece was too short – not sure if that’s an error in the PDF pattern or if I did my tracing wrong (quite possible!). The pattern says just to “ease” it in, so I did, but I think it looks kind of bunched, and if I did it again, I’d lengthen the collar piece. Anyway, I still think it’s very cute and I got some nice compliments on it last night. I will definitely make this pattern again, especially because it’s so fast to go together. Even with cutting it out, I was able to finish it in an afternoon. Even with the kids home
being neglected learning the value of independent play. However that showed me the value of pulling a muslin together, because I made my mistakes and puzzled through most of it (except the collar!) doing that. Plus it fits!