After I posted the other night about purchasing the Peasant Top/Dress pattern to sew for Bella, I got carried away with pattern buying and ended up getting the Sis Boom Emily Tunic as well. Last night I sewed up the Emily Tunic and I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Bella has been asking for some loose tops as her two favourite ones are starting to get a little small on her, so I knew this would be perfect.
I'm quite impressed with the Sis Boom patterns, they have loads of photo step by step instructions and the age range of sizes included in the one pattern is amazing (6 months - 12 years). I just purchased the pattern, waited for 5 or so minutes until it hit my inbox, then printed out the pieces that I needed to make the tunic, taping them all together. It was quite painless.
I left off the ruffle frill though (on the sleeves) and turned it into a short sleeved tunic instead. Bella really loves it and says it's very comfortable to wear. I'm going to make her a couple more in different colours, the next one is cut out and ready to sew. I just wish I had of got onto this whole 'make children's clothes' thing sooner, it would have been really nice to whip up a few outfits for James before the fourteen year old "no thanks Mum, I don't want you to make me anything" line hit. Oh, he does want knitted socks but I'm incapable of figuring out circular needles yet. Maybe next year.