Last week, I had the opportunity to test out an adorable kid’s tunic pattern by Striped Swallow Designs. Meet the “Wanderer Tunic“. It’s a sweet, boho styled children’s top that features an adorably curved yoke, lace (or trim) details, a buttoned back closure, and puffy sleeves. (Scroll down to the bottom of this post for how to make this super-duper easy DIY boho headband, too!)
I was so happy that I jumped at the chance to test sew this pattern as soon as I saw it! Not only was the pattern extremely well written (and lovely to look at), but the finished garment turned out just right.
Little C adores it! She was sad when it got dirty and it had to go into the wash.
I sewed the tunic with some fabric I had on hand and some that was left over from Baby B’s room decor. The lace is vintage and I had JUST enough.
Don’t you love the adorable keyhole & button closure?
You can by the Wanderer Tunic PDF sewing pattern from Striped Swallow Designs HERE (and it’s on sale until Friday, January 30th)! You can also see what the other testers did HERE when they sewed their projects – there are SO many great ideas.
When Little C and I did this adorable photo shoot for the tunic, I knew that I had to quickly make her a boho-y headband to match the spirit of her new top. This bohemian inspired gold leaf headband was a cinch to whip up, and here’s how I did it:
- Measure the circumference of your child’s head.
- Cut a piece of ribbon that measures 2″ less than that.
- Cut a 1″ long piece of 1/4″ wide elastic.
- Sew the elastic to the ribbon with a tight zig-zag stitch. You could also hand stitch the elastic to the ribbon firmly. Done!
What do you think of Little C’s outfit? I bet you want to sew a Wanderer Tunic right now! It’s going to be the best little shirt for summer this year!