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Fawn Lily Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

The Fawn Lily Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

Today is an exciting day. I get to show you the first of several patterns I had the great privilege of testing and sewing up over the last few weeks. It's a Willow & Co week, here on this blog, shall we say.

Have you heard of Willow & Co? If you haven't, and you are a reader of sewing blogs, you are about to hear a LOT about it, I have no doubt!


Willow & Co, is a collaborative effort between 10 bloggers, who are working very hard to build a collection of children's patterns that you will LOVE. Seriously. You will LOVE them. I have only had a chance to sew up several of the patterns that are included in the collection that will be released on Tuesday, APRIL 22nd and I can absolutely not wait to sew up each and every one of them for my kids!

The first collection they are putting together is called Wanderlust.

What I love most about the patterns is, not only are the designs, fresh, unique, and so adorable. The patterns and tutorials are extremely well written, you will learn tips and tricks along the way, and most importantly. You will end up with a quality garment for your child that you will be so proud of and will have confidence that the garment you just sewed will LAST.

The first pattern I get to show you is the Fawn Lily Tunic.

The Fawn Lily Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

I have so many amazing things to say about this pattern. First of all, the design just blows me away. I can't think of another pattern I've seen that is similar. Not to mention the clever way it comes together while sewing.

The Fawn Lily Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

It also allows for some really fun pattern mixing! I had a blast choosing these fabrics and seeing how they came together in the end.

The Fawn Lily Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

The bow on the back is not part of the pattern, but a very simple addition. I made this one out of leather, I love how it contrasts with the soft colors and textures of the the fabrics I used on the tunic.

The Fawn Lily Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

The bow is super simple to make. Just cut out a 4"x4" square of leather. Accordion fold it four times. Use a heavy duty needle and thread and hand stitch through the folds from top to bottom. Cut a small strip for the center, I think mine is about 1" wide. Wrap around the center of the bow, overlap at the back and hand stitch it closed on the back. I pinned it to the dress for now, but I think I will go back and hand tack it to the dress.

The Fawn Lily Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

Pay attention to the sizing on this pattern. The sizing is generous, but if you go with the chest measurements given in the pattern, you will be sure to get an amazing fit! O is 2 1/2, but with a petite build. I made the 12mo based on the size chart and the fit is absolutely spot on! I could have lengthened it a bit more, but that is to be expected.

The Fawn Lily Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

I love all the finishing techniques used in this pattern. Everything is so clean and neat.

The Fawn Lily Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

O love, love, loves the pockets.

The Fawn Lily Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

I adore how her little hands look inside :)

The Fawn Lily Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern


And the faux cap sleeves are just too sweet.

The Fawn Lily Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

The inside also looks almost as good as the outside! :)

The Fawn Lily Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

And now for our fun photoshoot that we had...

Warning: Picture overload ahead!

The Fawn Lily Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

The Fawn Lily Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

The Fawn Lily Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

The Fawn Lily Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

The Fawn Lily Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

The Fawn Lily Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

In summary, I love everything about this pattern. And I'm so excited to show you the other items I made as well as anticipating the release of the collection, which will be SOON!

Outfit details:
Pattern: Fawn Lily Tunic by Willow & Co
Size sewn: 12mo
Changes made: None. Only addition is the bow on the back of the dress.
Fabrics: Main dress, all fabrics=Joann. Flat piping=faux micro suede from fabric.com
Leggings & Sandals: Children's Place 

I'll be back tomorrow with another Willow & Co pattern to show you, I can't wait!!

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20 comments

  1. You really did a great job on this!!!!! I really love it!!!

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  2. I just adore the bow! It's just perfect with the dress. And your fabric combinations are amazing--so pretty! And it definitely looks like she loves it. These girls sure love their pockets!

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    1. Thank you! I've been looking for an opportunity to add a leather bow to something and when I saw this pattern I saw my chance :) Yep, pockets make her happy to wear the things I make for sure!

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  3. Ohhhhh my gosh Heidi. SUCH a beautiful version....and the INSIDE...oh you are making us proud!! Thank you SO much Heidi!

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    1. Awe, thank you Mie!! I have wonderful teachers :) Thanks for letting me test!

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  4. this really is just gorgeous! beautifully sewn as well :)

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    1. Thank you Vanessa!! Can't wait to sew the rest of the collection :)

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  5. <3 Amazing! I just love eveything you did; the fabrics, the bow, the photoshoot!
    And that is the first time I've seen your pretty inside of the dress! Swoon!
    Thank you so much for testing and for sharing today!

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    1. Thanks so much for a great pattern and for letting me test for you!! It's lovely on the inside because of your fabulous instructions, I use your tricks all the time now when I'm sewing, and that makes this pattern worth SO MUCH!

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  6. This is just gorgeous. I love this pattern, I want one in my size!!

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    1. Thank you Toni! I know, I wish her closet was mine most days :)

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  7. Heidi, this dress is so pretty! I am in love with your choice of fabrics, as well as with your lovely bow in the back. And I just can't believe you interior seams... wow wow wow!!!! You have totally convinced me to try this pattern when it comes out next week! :-)

    Natalie
    XX

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    1. Thank you Natalie! Your girls will love it, and the pattern is amazing. I couldn't believe I had made that when I finished it up :)

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  8. This is **beautiful**!! I love your fabric combos (would it be naughty of me to be a copycat??). We're heading into winter here, but I am definitely going to get this pattern for my littlest one for summer.

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    1. Copycat away! :) I'm glad to inspire! And thank you!!

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