Pleased with the result today. Darling tunic from Ottobre, Issue Autumn 2009, style #16 “Nightingale”. I love the details of this pattern.
I picked up this apple cord in Portland years ago when I was visiting my sister. I meant to make a first day of preschool dress for Bird… four years ago. It was nice to make something out of it finally. The green contrast has a light pink dot.
This isn’t my cleanest sew. I made some errors cutting out and also in placing my zipper. I cut the back section on the fold so I omitted the sewing allowance in the back. Bummer. Then I forgot that the top neck had binding around it so it didn’t have an allowance when I placed my zipper so I placed it a half inch too low. And one of my sleeves isn’t set in as smoothly as I would like—no puckers, but definitely pulling a bit at the cap seam.
I think it will be a little big for Lu this Fall but she can wear it for a while. The smallest size it came was 92 and really, she’s closer to an 86.
Lu is really into spooky right now. Those are her spooky expressions.