When I came up with my idea for my Tiny Tunics
I also came up with a variation on them with more mix and match options- a little peplum version.
I just love how they turned out!
It was so fun to look in my stash and make color and pattern combinations.
The best thing is how little fabric you need for these, so they are a great way to use up scraps!
Here I combined a heathered coral jersey (bought at the National City Swap Meet) with this adorable Michael Miller Fabric I received from Jessica of The Sewing Rabbit’s Girl’s Night Out that was just waiting for the right project! Don’t you just love the dice print? And navy and coral is one of my favorite combos.
In this one, like in the original Tiny Tunic, I once again used the stretch denim jersey, but combined it with this gorgeous Leah Duncan print.
And finally, for the third, I had more cute Michael Miller fabric from Jessica’s GNO. Just love this geometric print combined with the turquoise knit I have had in my stash forever.
The tunic is perfect with leggings and also works with diaper covers. If you want it to be a dress, you can just add a few inches of length. I like to see this chub on warm days so I kept it short.
I took the original pattern, and just made a couple of revisions. It is still size 3-6 months.
- Pattern (Sz 3-6 Months)
- Original Tutorial
- 1/3 yd Knit Fabric
- < 1/4 yd woven fabric
- Tiny amount of very thin interfacing
- Pattern Map:
- Print (no Scaling, use Adobe Reader) out your pattern pieces and tape them together. Trace 1 front pattern piece and 1 back pattern piece.
- Cut out your pattern pieces and your neck band piece (dimensions on pattern)
- Using the original tutorial, stitch the knit part (bodice) of the tunic.
- With right sides together, using 1/4″ seam allowance, stitch the side seams of the peplum skirt.
- Stitch two rows of basting stitches (longest stitch length) 1/4″ on each side at the top of your peplum skirt.
- Mark the bottom of the bodice and the top of the peplum skirt into quarters. Use pins or chalk to mark.
- With right side out, slide the bodice into the skirt, right sides together. The bottom of the top will match up with the top of the peplum skirt.
- Pin skirt onto bodice at each mark. Adjust gathers evenly (this is not very gathered) and pin every couple inches or so around.
- Stitch, using 1/4″ seam allowance and a stretch stitch (zigzag, or serge)
- Rip out the basting stitches
- Turn hem of peplum skirt under 1/4″ and then again 3/8″. Press and stitch.