It’s KCWC!! Whoop whoop! Are you sewing along? Naturally I love sewing for my kids, so any excuse to devote a week to sewing for them, yes please. (I don’t usually need an excuse but with this pregnancy a little kick in the butt is a good thing) You see the kids need clothes that fit them, because they keep growing. Darn them. I went back to a favorite to start things off. The Sadie Tunic Pattern. It has always been one of my favorite Tunics in Abbey’s closet and I new she was in need of a new one.
Only this time I had some fun with color blocking this go around.(and I skipped the pockets) Color blocking is a lot fun to do and offers a great bold pop of style. You can add color blocking to any pattern really, I love the look of color blocking on a pattern that has simple clean lines. So how do you color block? Simple. Cut up the pattern how you want the different colors.
You can find the Sadie Tunic Pattern HERE (sizes 2-10)
1. Cut out the pieces using the cut up pattern. Be sure to add seam allowance along the lines you cut since you will be sewing the pieces back together. I cut a curved piece out of the side of the tunic pattern and then I cut two strips off the bottom.
2. Sew the pieces all back together to create the whole pattern piece again. Sewing a curved edge can be a little tricky but if you start at one end and work to the other matching up the raw ends it sews really nicely.
3. Then I top stitch all the sewn seams so they lay nice and flat and smooth.
4. For this one I also added a large heart in the center. I cut out a heart and I added fusible interfacing to the back. Then I did a satin stitch (tight zig zag) around the border of the heart.
5. The only other change I made since I only had 4 buttons instead of 6 I put 2 on each shoulder and then I stitched the end of the button flap down.
6. Thats all there is to it. A whole new Sadie Tunic.
I love the fun bold look of the color blocking. Which beings a little “high style” in a kid friendly way.
Abbey loved the top, especially since we made a little “Hello Kitty” bow to match. The girl goes ga ga over Hello Kitty.
nest full of eggs
!!!<br />this is so striking !<br />the colors, the lines ~ way to go !<br />
i love it i love it i love it
Simple Simon & Co
You and I must be on the same wave-length….I just finished up a HEART shirt over here. Although I wished I'd added color-blocking to it. Darling shirt!!!
Hey Abbey actually looks thrilled to be modeling. How did you manage that?
That is absolutely stunning, I love it.
I love it!! hearts wlll always be cute. Abbey is so cool, I loved Hello Kitty too! (still do, hah.)
This dresses pattern looking very nice thanks for on this blog.<br /><a href="http://www.minimoroc.com/lookbook.php" rel="nofollow">Little Girl's Dresses</a><br />
That is beautiful :)<br />x
Justine of SewCountryChick
So modern and cute. She can wear it on Valentines' day too!
Max of Max California ★
This is SO cute!
Hi Iam from INDIA. I don’t have any kids yet but I often visit your page and I think God should give me one (hopefully a Girl) just to try on your dresses.
I love your patterns! I downloaded the Summer Breeze dress for an infant. Do I add my seam allowance to the pattern or is one included?
Having problems getting Hipster cat to download to my computer. Would love to make this beautiful quilt. Tried to find a contact us application on the web site but didn’t find one. Please help me to be able to receive this wonderful pattern. Thanks.
Bonjour, Je visite régulièrement votre blog.
Je souhaiterais faire le quilt fox mais malheureusement je ne peux télécharger le patron comme cela est dit.
Pourriez vous faire le nécessaire pour que je puisse le faire pour mon petit fils et m’envoyer le patron, et aussi mettre un traducteur sur votre blog ce qui serait plus facile pour moi.
Bonne journée et à bientôt
Comments are closed.