The first prototypes for a new pattern I’ve been drafting. I’m really hoping to find time to make a downloadable pattern and tutorial for this one. The idea is for a simple shape that can be easily adapted for tunic or dress variations, with or without a collar. As the style is simple it’s also really quick to make. I tested the pattern with a dress in grey striped cotton shirting with contrasting buttons at the back.
UPDATE: This pattern is now available to download (free) here.
And a collared tunic version in a beautiful liberty lawn for S to wear to my friend’s wedding. I don’t actually find dresses that practical for toddlers as they always seem to bunch up round the waist when you pick them up or get caught up when they’re trying to scale some piece of furniture or other. This tunic with matching bloomers seemed a happy compromise.
The bloomers were made using a simple two piece short construction with elastic at the waist and legs, and proved perfect for climbing gates.