Today we take a look at a great spring play dress - this is trendy and cane be finessed to your little's girl's personality based on the knit fabric you choose to make it in. The Trendy Tunic by Love Notions is definitely a must have for the fashionista in your house. With large pockets, you child will be able to carry anything they need from found treasures to their most treasured stuffy. Check out what Theresa and Nicole did with the pattern! We've got sweet spring time and super cool super heroines... check it out.... And enter below to win your own copy!
This time, I had the pleasure of sewing and reviewing The Trendy Tunic by Love Notions. This was my first Love Notions pattern and I am always very excited to try out a pattern by a designer that I have never tried before! I must say that I was very happy with the experience and look forward to more Love Notions Patterns.
The Trendy Tunic is designed for knit fabric and features cap sleeves and big inset pockets with the option of pocket ruffles. It has center and side panels so you can do some fun color blocking, if you’d like. It is a quick and easy sew! This tunic is perfect for Spring and Summer wear. You can pair it with jeans, ruffle pants, leggings, capris and even bike shorts.
The tutorial/pattern downloaded and printed easily. The pattern pieces matched up perfectly and are nested, color coded, and clearly marked for each of the different sizes for easy cutting. There is a size chart with measurements to help you pick the perfect size and a chart of fabric requirements for each size. There is a diagram that shows you how to piece your pattern together and a fabric layout for cutting your pieces out. A large range of sizes are included in this pattern: 2T – 14! You will use this pattern for years.
The tutorial is thorough, clear and easy to follow. The instructions are very detailed. There are
clear, color, step-by-step photos to aid in the understanding of these instructions. It is listed as an
intermediate pattern, probably because of the use of knit fabric. But, it is easy enough that I think an adventurous beginner can tackle it. The designer even has a video tutorial on her blog for completing the pockets, in case you have any trouble.
I am thrilled with the tunic and so is my daughter. It fits true to size and looks so cute on! I like the
modern, stylish look and my daughter loves how comfortable it is and the big pockets for all the little treasures she finds throughout the day in play. I made mine in coordinating fabrics, but you can certainly use all one fabric for the whole thing or get funky with different patterns or contrasting colors. This is a great pattern for upcycling as well. I will definitely be making more of these!
Now like I said my girls are as girly as they come especially my little one. So I had to figure out a way to make a tunic super girly! She is four and has been obsessed with high heels lately, so I thought what a perfect way to make this Tunic girly than with Super Hero Girls in High Heels!!