Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Black Bird Tunic
All the babies popping up started me on doing baby projects, and now I am starting to make some clothing for my little girl. One of greatest things about having a girl is that you can dress them is such cute outfits.
Not wanting to spend too much money, especially at first when I'm relearning everything, I have been searching the internet for free patterns I can try to get my skill up to par. My first go at an outfit was this Black Bird Tunic by Shwin and Shwin. I raided my mother-in-laws fabric stash and I think it turned out pretty cute. It wasn't too hard at all - however, I have never done a button hole, so I was a bit intimidated at first. But when I finally tried it, I was surprised how easy it was. (when your sewing machine does all the work, it's hard to go wrong).
I liked it so much that I did a second one for my best friend's little girl. She's a 2T which is the pattern size but I wanted to make it more of a dress so I lengthened it. I also used different colors for the pockets, purple for my daughters and green for my friends.