I did some more mustache dress/tunic sewing. I had already made one of my girls a dress, so I was catching up trying to make one for my other daughter. They LOVE the mustache fabrics.
Jungle Stripes Jersey Dress
I left the elastic out of the sleeve hem
This dress soon became a "tunic" for her sister. My other daughter didn't like it. She said, "it doesn't feel good around the neck." This is a different neckline than she is accustomed to wearing. I love the pleats and elastic. I think it looks adorable. I tell my children though, if you don't like it, you don't have to wear it. With sewing, you just don't know until it's on how you are going to like it. I have made myself many things that never got worn more than once. That doesn't happen as often now since I have learned by looking at a pattern if it suits my personal criteria of what I want.
I would like to make this in a dress for her as well, but I would need to lengthen it to 170 cm.
Next is the tunic turned dress, which I hoped (fingers crossed) that it would be more to her liking. It was!
Tellervo Jersey Tunic
Size 128 with a length of 170 to make it more of a dress for her
I shortened the sleeves since she didn't want them long.
I figured out a shortcut on pockets. I used a new t-shirt that my son never wore. I lined up the top edge of the pocket pattern piece with the t-shirt's bottom hem. All I had to do was turn the remaining edges under and sew. That was easy! If you have the space, it really does help to hold on to other items of clothing because you never know when you can incorporate them into your sewing. I didn't have a white solid fabric and then I looked over and saw this t-shirt that was the perfect bright white to match the mustaches! Try as I might, there was no way I could get a neckband piece out of it. I thought about trying to cut away the t-shirt neckband, but it was a double band with a color that didn't really go with the blue of the dress. That's okay, she loves the bold white pockets...I do too.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley