puppet show tunic: little details

The Puppet Show Tunic has lots of little details that make it different from most children’s clothing you see in stores.



At first, this pattern had a gathered skirt. But as I pushed the design a bit (nothing like the stress of a deadline to add inspiration to a design, hmmm?), I changed it to a curved seam with two little darts in the skirt. The darts add fullness, making the skirt stand out a little from the body without being too flouncy or frilly. I like the way it curves over the rounded belly of a toddler, too, so that it doesn’t constrict or prevent movement.


The cuffs are easy to sew; when they’re open, they’re a simple rectangle of fabric with a space between the ends.


When buttoned, the gap forms a little pleat that adds volume and dimension to the sleeve. This detail is actually much easier to sew than the more traditional sleeve placket, and it looks cute, too!

2 Comments

  1. This is so lovely! I really like all of the details like the collar and the sleeve buttons. Nice work.

  2. I love the details. I made sure I have the pattern (in all sizes) in my collection. it is one of my favorites. but then, they ALL…
    thanks for a lovely sewing experience,
    Nancy

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