kids clothes, sewing

apple tunic

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!

29 thoughts on “apple tunic

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

  2. Carolyn says:

    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…)

  3. 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!

  4. mandi says:

    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!

  5. Happy in red says:

    Ain’t that the cutest!! Esther.

  6. Jan says:

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

  7. Jessica says:

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

  8. Ana Degenaar says:

    Love it beyond words!

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

  10. Krista says:

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

  11. Rae says:

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

    Thanks for the fantastically sweet review!


  12. Dutch Apple says:

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

  13. 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!

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

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. Dalya says:

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

  18. Ruth says:

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

  19. Vicky says:

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

  20. Jeannie says:

    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.

  21. Anonymous says:

    this is adorable! who makes that fabric??

  22. Jess says:

    really, really cute Anna!

  23. Erin says:

    This is darling… I always love your fabric choices! 🙂

  24. Anna says:

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

  25. Kirsten says:

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

    Hugs from Norway

  26. junglewife says:

    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!

  27. amy smart says:

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

  28. Lydia says:

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

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