Nut #2 has outgrown a couple of the cute shirts I made her at the beginning of the year.  So I whipped up a tunic for her.  It was a bit risky since I never know what she’ll like.  However, she really likes it!

I started with the New Horizon Designs Deer Creek Tunic bodice pieces and extended them about 5 inches.  I also extended the sleeve area a little because she seems to have inherited my wide shoulders.  I chose to put a band on the arms and a binding on the neck.  On the bottom I added a ruffle with the stripes going the opposite way.

Striped Ruffle Tunic with Hazelnut Handmade

This fabric is a retired BOLT print from Girl Charlee.  Its called “Saloon Stripe” because the stripes run the length of the fabric instead of from selvage to selvage.  However, it has great stretch in both directions so I tend to use it which ever direction I want.  I played with the stripes in this Deer Creek Dress for myself.  It’s still one of my favorites and hope this tunic for my daughter is one she wears over and over again.

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