The days of the Perfect Pattern Parcel are winding down - only 3 more days to purchase this collection if you're interested...
Next up on my sewing list was the September Tunic and the Nosh Pants. These are two patterns that I had never attempted, so I was eager to give them both a go.
The September Tunic is a pattern by toosweetpatterns on Etsy. I had actually never heard of nor seen this pattern sewed up. When I got the Pattern Parcel, however, I was pretty sure that this would be right up my child's alley.
I chose a Kokka double gauze fabric from the shop. It's nautical themed, which I love, and it's in kind of muted tones - grey, and pinkish and bluish tones. As double gauze is really soft, I knew it would give me exactly the drape I was looking for to show off the adorable bell-sleeves on the tunic.
I had never made the Hosh Pants before, although I'd seen them all over Instagram. They're a straight leg, flat front pant with buttonhole elastic in the back. They're made from one pattern piece for the legs, so no itchy seam on the outside. I had to actually go shopping to find a stretch bottom weight - the pattern indicates that knits would not be among the recommended fabrics. I found some great Robert Kaufman stretch sateen that I loved. So much that I bought several colors.....and, then, ordered some for the shop (coming soon!)....
The September Tunic - I decided not to have it button all the way down the back, and just stitched it up to the yoke at the back seam. Less buttons, less buttonholes. I added a bit of eyelet lace to the sleeves and bottom. I'm not really an "eyelet" person, but I think it works. The kid liked it.
The Hosh Pants - I unfortunately couldn't find a lick of buttonhole elastic in my stash, and made a special trip to the local Joann's to find some. They didn't have any either. So, I just stitched in the elastic. I may un-pick it when I find some buttonhole elastic as I think it would work better the way the waistband is constructed. I added a couple of patch pockets on the back, with some nautical inspired embroidery from Urban Threads. A seriously dangerous website if you have an embroidery machine. Actually, it's not at all expensive, and they frequently have specials on designs that are $1.49. So, expect to see more embroidery from me in the future!
Don't forget to check the "Julia's Views" page for the lowdown from the 4 year old!