Pattern delivered as an electronic download.
The Pierrot Tunic features a lovely gathered neckline, swingy ease and comfortable fit and looks fantastic with jeans or leggings! The elastic neckline and sleeves can be taken out as your child grows. Pierrot can be sewn entirely with a sewing machine; no serger necessary. Instructions are also included to extend the pattern if you would like to create a Pierrot dress or longer tunic.
This sewing pattern is a digital PDF sewing pattern that you purchase, download, and print at home. The 32-page eBook sewing pattern includes detailed step by step instructions, color photographs, printable instruction summary sheet and full-sized pattern pieces for NINE sizes (wow!) for babies and children. Seam allowances are included on all pattern
0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T*
*The 5T tunic can be easily lengthened to make a size 6 or 7 (maybe even 8??). Instructions for lengthening the pattern are included, but because we have not tested these sizes, please be aware that you will need to determine how much length to add based on other well-fitting garments in your child’s wardrobe.
This tunic is a “confident beginner” project. I would recommend this project to someone who knows how to sew a straight line backward and forward and can keep an even seam allowance on a curve. The following skills are also recommended: gathering, inserting elastic into a waistband, and hemming. Clear instructions are given for all of the steps, however, so a beginner who has confidence could definitely tackle this. I am always happy to assist you by answering questions via email if you should run across anything that is giving you trouble!
SERGER OR SEWING MACHINE?
Pierrot can be completed entirely without a serger. The ruffle edge at the neckline can be zigzag stitched or finished with a serger (both shown in pictures below); both take approximately the same time.
• Woven fabric such as shirting, cotton voile, cotton lawn, poplin, chambray, lightweight seersucker, baby wale cord, linen, flannel, or quilting cotton (see yardage chart below for amount)
• Elastic (1/4″ or 3/8″ wide, for neckline)
• Optional: prepackaged 1/2″ single-fold bias tape (or instructions for cutting your own bias tape included in pattern)
(of 44” wide fabric; you’ll need less if your fabric is 54” or 60” wide)
What’s the difference between bias and straight of grain?
Cutting this tunic on the bias will give you a more “swingy” fit, but it can also be cut on the straight of grain to save fabric (I personally think it looks great either way). In the picture below, the tunic on the left was cut on the bias, and the tunic on the right was cut on the straight of grain.
Format: PDF File - Available for Instant Download
Pages: 32 (Instructions + Illustrations - 12, Pattern Sheets - 20)
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