Pattern No.6 is now available from E+M Patterns,YAY! This cute little top and dress has so many options to it, but you know me, I have to go and change something to an already perfect pattern. This time I did a lace insert at the back. If you don't want to use lace you can use another color to make a color bock at the back. I also added a little extra length to make it tunic length and also a little more a-line. I made the front with the pintucks and with the flutter sleeves. I used a rolled hem to finish off the edges of the fluttler sleeves and bottom hem.
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For this project you will need:
- E+M Pattern No.6 (and its on sale for a limited time) and the materials listed in the pattern tutorial
- Lace fabric with some stretch to it (about 10 inches)
- Measuring tape and ruler
Your pattern should be printed and assembled as directed in the pattern tutorial. Measure your little model to determine the right length for a tunic for her. I made a size 3 for Amelia and from the shoulder down the back I decided to go with 18" in length. I also made the hi-low hem so the front is higher than the back. Don't forget to add length for hems. Now you need to determine where you want your lace to be in the back of the tunic. I measured 1" below the key hole for mine.
This is what my back pattern piece looked like when I was done making the modifications. Don't forget to make the same adjustments to the length and width to the front pattern piece.
Cut out your fabric, you should have one front, 2 flutter sleeves, one lower back and one upper back (which is the lace insert), and all the bindings for the key hole, neckline, and armscyes.
Since I used a lace with a scalloped edge I thought it would be nice to use it to make it extra pretty, but if you don't have a scalloped edge for your lace simply match up the lower back and upper back with right sides together (RST), stitch them together with a 1/2" seam allowance. For lace with scalloped edge, overcast the raw edge of the lower back.
Lay lower back flat right side up and match the lace with right side up over the lower back.
And that's all there is to this pattern hack...The rest of the assembly is done as indicated in the E+M Patterns No.6 pattern tutorial.
An extra little fun thing about this tunic, I'll be able to layer it with a long sleeve t-shirt come fall.
So that you've seen how to change this pattern up how about a giveaway to one lucky reader!
Until next time, xx.