Mommy-Made Back to School: The Tunic Top
Why I thought white would be a good color for Guinevere to wear all day at school, I don’t know. The fabric is another piece I found on a bargain table at Hancock. It’s a really soft cotton, slightly sheer, not quite as sheer or drapy as a voile, but not crisp like a batiste. I bought out all they had, which was just barely enough for this tunic.
I used Simplicity 2437 which was an incredibly easy pattern to put together.
When it says “learn to sew” it wasn’t kidding. The instructions go on for days and days; I ignored most of them. The instructions did have a lot of information about techniques and the reasons behind why things are done a certain way. I think the target audience for the pattern might be teenagers, thus the need to give the reasons for doing things a certain way.
I was a little worried that the wrap top might gap, but it fits up very nicely with no modesty issues when she leans over. It is just the right length to go with either leggings or skinny jeans. The only thing I might need to re-do is the elastic on the arms. She says it feels “weird”, so I have a feeling she’ll ask me to take it out. The pattern was designed for either with or without, so if she really wants it out, I’ll do it.
Tunic: made by me
Leggings: The Children’s Place