This tunic was inspired by a fluffy layered cake; the gently gathered ruffles give it a lot of volume.
With a loose fit and a sash to cinch the bodice in, this tunic was designed to be worn over a long-sleeved shirt for fall/winter. However, it also looks great in the summer worn over shorts or leggings!
The bodice closes in the back with snaps or buttons and has a long sash that can be tied either in the back or in the front; giving it a completely different look, or more comfort for babies that still mostly lay on their backs.
A lightweight woven fabric with some drape and/or a nice flow to it is recommended for this pattern. Rayon, cotton blends, linen, (dupioni) silk, satin, voile, etcetera will look gorgeous for the main tunic!
For the sash and lining of the bodice, any woven fabric will work. Mix and match types of fabric and prints; make it in one print all over, or use different prints for all the layers. You can never go wrong with ruffles!
This pattern carries sizes 3m - 12-14y.
Sizing / Finished Measurements:
Sizes 3m - 12-14y.
A woven fabric. A lightweight woven fabric with some drape and/or a nice flow to it is recommended. Rayon, cotton blends, (dupioni) silk, linen, satin, voile, etcetera will look gorgeous for the main tunic! 1 yard of main fabric + 0.5 lining for size 3m - up to 2.5 yard of main fabric for size 12-14 y and 0.75 yard of lining fabric
For the sash and the lining of the bodice, you can use any woven fabric. If your main fabric is very lightweight, using a steady cotton as a lining for your bodice will give it more stability.
A small amount of matching 1/4" double fold bias tape (10 inches at most).
4 buttons or snaps (if your buttons are really small or really big, you may want to use more or less).