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Here’s Natalie in her ‘girlified’ Charlie Tunic.  I just love Rae‘s patterns, they’re always so professional and well put together.  Don’t get me wrong, there are so many talented pattern designers out there, but this one was really awesome and well thought out.  There honestly wasn’t a detail left uncovered, and the pieces went together like a breeze. And don’t even get me started on all the lovely the options on this pattern, you know I love options!!

For her tunic I added a center pleat to the front and gathers to the sleeve.  I also rounded the front placket, hoping that these little extra details would make it a little softer and girlie looking.  It’s fun to make this version, but I definitely can’t wait to make one for my nephew.

Natalie’s not crazy about the shirt, so we’ll see if she’ll wear it much.  I’m kind of disappointed she doesn’t like it more, but at least the fabric isn’t languishing in the fabric stash any longer.   Although she did kind of warm up to it today, so that’s a good thing.

[Popeye the sailor girl, she’ll probably hate me for posting this pic when she’s older, ha]

I’ve started on a similar one for Emily, and I can’t wait to finish it up to show you! Oh, and I had a few requests for more detailed information on my quilt, so I’ll be posting some info on that this week as well hopefully.  Thanks for stopping by!

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29 Responses to apple tunic

  1. Innestemmen 06.20.2011 at 11:00 am #

    Siv =)

  2. Andrea @ strawberry-chic 06.20.2011 at 11:04 am #

    Adorable top! and what a cute model! Where do you usually buy your fabric?

  3. Carolyn 06.20.2011 at 11:44 am #

    Oh, it’s adorable! And I love the modifications that you made to it so that it would work perfectly for her (now if only she would realize that…)

  4. Laura @ live.laugh.photograph 06.20.2011 at 11:45 am #

    Wow this is absolutely adorable! I love the colors you chose too!

    I am new to sewing and just LOVE all the inspirateion! Heading over to rae’s site now to check it out!

  5. mandi 06.20.2011 at 12:15 pm #

    I love it! The little touches you added are very creative and just right. And that is some of my all time fave fabric.
    I eyeballed a tunic for my little guy- I’d like to see what Rae has up her sleeve! She’s so creative!

  6. Happy in red 06.20.2011 at 12:48 pm #

    Ain’t that the cutest!! Esther.

  7. Jan 06.20.2011 at 12:49 pm #

    It’s darling, as is the model. Once she starts getting compliments, she’ll want to were it often.

  8. Jessica 06.20.2011 at 1:09 pm #

    I’m loving all your clothing you’ve been creating! You have great unique style.

  9. Ana Degenaar 06.20.2011 at 1:15 pm #

    Love it beyond words!

  10. longredthread 06.20.2011 at 1:22 pm #

    It’s fantastic :). The fabric is so pretty,

  11. Krista 06.20.2011 at 1:38 pm #

    Aw, it’s so cute, I wonder why she doesn’t like it? I want one in my size!

  12. Rae 06.20.2011 at 2:10 pm #

    oh I LOVE this!! Awesome job girl, you made it so cute for your little girl!

    Thanks for the fantastically sweet review!


  13. Dutch Apple 06.20.2011 at 2:12 pm #

    It’s so cute!
    I like the fabric 😉
    I love the tunic, I wish it would fit me 😉

  14. Liz @ LivingMySweetLife 06.20.2011 at 5:19 pm #

    I love it! I have been eying that pattern for my boys but I was afraid it might be to tricky for me. I may have to buy it soon and make some back to school shirts!

  15. Kitten's Lost Her Mittens 06.20.2011 at 5:57 pm #

    Such a pretty shirt! I love the fabric you chose.

  16. Stitchin' time 06.20.2011 at 7:16 pm #

    Lovely tunic and lovely fabric! Lol, maybe you made it the wrong colour as when my girls were little their ‘favourite’ colour seemed to change every few weeks!

  17. 06.20.2011 at 10:01 pm #

    What a lovely shirt! Pity she doesn’t like it.
    She looks like she is about the right age to start helping in the sewing room. Maybe then she’d love it more.

  18. Dalya 06.20.2011 at 11:42 pm #

    Absolutely adorable! I love tunic tops! If she made adult sizes patterns *hint hint*, I’d buy them in a heartbeat!

  19. Ruth 06.21.2011 at 3:38 am #

    Beautiful shirt – and I think it looks lovely on Natalie. I hope it gets many outings!

  20. Vicky 06.21.2011 at 5:47 am #

    Really cute. I’m sue Natalie will come round to it, how can she not. x

  21. Jeannie 06.21.2011 at 6:38 am #

    That is just super cute! But then look at your model :)
    I just bought the Big Butt pattern for a friends baby boy and can’t wait to get that made.

  22. Anonymous 06.21.2011 at 8:54 am #

    this is adorable! who makes that fabric??

  23. Jess 06.21.2011 at 12:32 pm #

    really, really cute Anna!

  24. Erin 06.21.2011 at 7:13 pm #

    This is darling… I always love your fabric choices! :)

  25. Anna 06.22.2011 at 12:35 am #

    the fabric is by sandi henderson, it’s probably close to being hard to find, I got mine at

  26. Kirsten 06.22.2011 at 5:28 am #

    Wow what a beautiful tunic! I wish I could sew clothes… I’ve blogged about the 241 tote today! Great pattern!

    Hugs from Norway

  27. junglewife 06.22.2011 at 5:33 am #

    I just found your blog through the shout-out you got on Pink Chalk’s newsletter. I love it! I just subscribed and am looking forward to reading all of your posts :-)

    Oh, and I have a Natalie, too. I think that your Natalie and my Natalie look like they could be sisters!

  28. amy smart 06.22.2011 at 10:17 pm #

    This is so adorable, Anna. What a perfect use for that fabric (some of my favorite!)

  29. Lydia 06.26.2011 at 5:20 pm #

    Oh, Natalie…you are such a poser! Such a beautiful young lady in a lovely tunic!

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