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vintage may: bunny tunic

[Re-posting this from when I shared it as part of Vintage May over at Craftiness is Not Optional, I had asked about a pattern, and I’m working on putting more of my own spin on it and will keep you updated – thanks for your enthusiam!  I also have a fun tutorial coming up next week, I can’t wait to share it – there are zippers involved!!! wohoo!]

I gave you a little hint earlier this month.  I was digging through my brain and wanted something simple, a fun little tunic.  It has a retro/vintage vibe to it, especially if you change up the fabrics.  I was to make about one hundred of these, they were so fun to make!

I think of little details are what makes garments really stand out.  Any opportunity to add a different print or trim really makes it so much more special.  I added a hem facing, button placket facing and bias tape trim for this tunic.

The pleats at the front and back of this tunic make it really cute without being frilly or overly girly.  And I think the sleeveless option really makes it comfortable to wear as well as making it something you can layer with a long sleeve shirt for colder weather.

These bunnies are to die for!  It’s an older print by Anna Griffin and I just love it.  Those little bunnies make me happy! And the bias trim/placket fabric is by Kokka.

If anyone is interested, I was considering turning this into a pattern perhaps with sizes 12 months – 5/6T  Let me know in the comments, I think can be a really versatile pattern with fun options!

50 thoughts on “vintage may: bunny tunic

  1. Gill says:

    I love this pattern! How about sizing it up for adults????

  2. Bethany says:

    You should make it in grown up sizes 🙂 This is a really cute top!

  3. Darcy says:

    I am echoing! Grown up sizes please!!

  4. Miss Maman says:

    I would love this pattern in both kids and adult sizes! It would be on my to do list for sure!

  5. ayumills says:

    So cute in every way! Love the vintage vibe to it and the pleats!!

  6. I would love to see it for kids and adults! I would love to wear this tunic!

  7. lielebeesje says:

    Please do, I love this pattern!

  8. Kelly Smith says:

    I definitely would love this pattern for my girl and me if possible! Thank you!

  9. Kristie says:

    I’ll add my vote for a pattern. It’s a great top. Thanks!

  10. Nanabanana says:

    Oh, I would love a pattern so I could make this for my granddaughter!!! She will be 2 in July!

  11. Tansy Dolls says:

    Yes! Definitely interested! I’d love to make one for my 4 year old daughter!! 😀 ~robin

  12. Targetgirl says:

    I would love this pattern! 4T would be fantastic. So cute!

  13. EagleGrimmis says:

    What they said — grown up sizes!

  14. Andrea says:

    I would love to buy this pattern!

  15. Stephanie says:

    I would love this pattern!

  16. Jenny says:

    Love this so much! Sadly, not a candidate for the pattern. 🙁

  17. I kind of want this for myself! haha, it’s so cute! 🙂

  18. Poppyprint says:

    You’re a wonder, Anna. The tunic is adorable and you’ve constructed it beautifully!

  19. WendyW says:

    I love this tunic Anna and would love if you would make a pattern for this! Thank you! The fabric is just beautiful!!

  20. BeeSewSweet says:

    I love it! I would definitely be interested in a pattern.

  21. So adorable, the tunic and the sweet little girl!

  22. YES PLEASE! And if you could do it for adults as well, I’ll give you extra bonus points 🙂

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  24. laurakam says:

    The go anywhere bag has been my favorite so far on Purse Palooza !

  25. Anonymous says:

    yes yes
    i have grandbabes and nieces who will love this

  26. Kristen says:

    Yes. Yes. Yes. Pattern please! It would be the perfect summer shirt for my daughter.

  27. Kathy says:

    Yes please! I would also love it if it went up to adult size.

  28. Eva says:

    This one is just so cute! I love it!

  29. sewtakeahike says:

    oh my gosh Anna, that’s adorable! How about a women’s size 10? lol!

  30. Anonymous says:

    OH MY MY!!

  31. Would love to see this pattern! Is surprisingly hard to find a simple girls tunic pattern. So that’s a big yes please from me!

  32. Mamemimo says:

    Yes please, we need the pattern.

  33. yes please!! this pattern would get so much use at my house!! so cute

  34. i love those pleats! any chance you’d make an adult pattern? 🙂

  35. ha! i guess i’m not the only one that wants it in ladies sizes!

  36. Yes, yes, yes please! Would love the pattern. 🙂

  37. Margaret C says:

    This is beautiful – yes, I’d like a ladies size too, but I’d particularly love a childs size to fit an 8-9 yr old. BTW, this is for my GORGEOUS 5yr old who has ALWAYS been off the charts height-wise. She’s projected to be over 6ft as an adult and I really struglle to find age-appropriate clothing for her. Thanks for considering !

  38. Anonymous says:

    Love the tunic and I would most definately buy a pattern!!


  39. Kristin says:

    Lovely! When I saw it on Vintage May, I crossed my fingers for a tutorial! PLEASE!

  40. I’d would love to buy the pattern for that tunic!

  41. Amy Castillo says:

    sweet and simple. just like summer should be!

  42. sweary sewer says:

    i came here to say: adult sizes, please!

  43. Adorable top! I would totally make this for my daughter if you made it into a pattern! Love!

  44. Lindsey says:

    I’d love to make this for my daughter, I think the 5/6 would be a big snug, she wears a 7, but I KNOW she’d love it! (I think adult sizes would be awesome, too!)

  45. Kristie says:

    This is adorable, Anna! I would totally buy the pattern, but please keep the sizes going…my older daughter will want one, too :). Maybe up to size 10 or so? Heck, I would love to wear an adult version! So very cute!

  46. I’m just catching up on blog posts and squealed when I saw this!! I am hoping the pattern is in the works – this would look so adorable on a couple of girls over here!

  47. terrieannie says:

    I don’t even have a little girl to sew for, but I would buy this pattern, too!

  48. terrieannie says:

    Did you ever make a tutorial for this dress? I’m looking for simple summer clothing in the 5/6T range for a friend’s daughter.

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