I’m so glad that I had enough time this weekend to make the Pierrot Tunic for Ellery. It’s a beautiful pattern from Made by Rae. If you sew anything for kids (or bags for that matter), you need to visit her blog. now! I owe a lot to blogs like Rae’s… besides a 2 hour lesson from (and numerous phone calls to) my Mom, I’ve learned to sew by using online tutorials and watching videos on youtube… it’s a pretty amazing thing, the internet, wouldn’t ya say?
Onto the shirt… I used ivory shirting with little orange circles that are woven into the fabric- they give the tiniest bit of texture and fuzziness. I paid a little over $2/yd when it was on clearance a couple of weeks ago at fabric.com, and I had an extra 30% off code. People (mostly my Mom) always diss Fabric.com, but I’m telling you- if you can ignore your wants for designer fabric, you can find some really great stuff if you are willing to put up with their ginormous website for a while. I ended up with 9 yards of 4 different fabrics for $22 (free shipping. ch-ching!). This fabric is lightweight and just really sweet I think. Because of the little graph-paper like grid of lines, it was super easy to cut on the bias- which I did here for a little extra swingy-ness (you don’t have to).
I didn’t have a single issue sewing this- the pattern is lovely, with clear instructions and pictures for each step.
I love it.
Ellery loves it.
Especially when there’s a little Halloween candy to go along with it.
I made the 4T size and it fits her average 3 1/2 yr old frame pretty perfectly.
All so adorable. I almost can’t take it.