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Mulberry Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

The Mulberry Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

The second Willow & Co pattern I get to show you today is the Mulberry Tunic, created by Olga of Kid Approved.

This pattern comes with many options! Short sleeve, long sleeve, optional button tab on the short sleeve, optional hood, inseam pockets, chest pocket.



I sewed, short sleeve, chest pocket, button tab on sleeves and the hood.

The Mulberry Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

I have been wanting to sew up a woven shirt for E for a long time, but have always been intimidated by the placket and collar on the traditional button down type of shirts.

The Mulberry Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

So if you're like me, this is a great starting point to getting get your feet wet with sewing a placket. And believe me, this one is super easy!

The Mulberry Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

I honestly wasn't sure how this type of shirt would go over with E, but he seemed to love it, and dove right into playing just like he always does. Getting dirty, collecting sticks, rocks and other nicknacks of the nature sort.

The Mulberry Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern



As with all of the Willow & Co patterns that I have sewn so far, the finishing techniques in this pattern are amazing. I learned how to do french seams, and how to use bias tape to cover a seam in this pattern! Now those are good skills to learn!! I have been able to use them in almost every item I've sewn since. Thanks to these patterns, I'm well on my way to my goal of each thing I sew, look as pretty on the inside as the outside!

The Mulberry Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

The Mulberry Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

Another fun feature is the hood. I don't have any pictures of him wearing it because I forgot when I was taking these photos... I plan to make my kids each a long sleeve Mulberry Tunic to wear to the beach as coverups and the hoods will be put into good use then for sure!

The Mulberry Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

The Mulberry Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

Another fun feature is the button tab and faux cuff on the short sleeve option.

The Mulberry Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern


The Mulberry Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

The Mulberry Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern


My little nature hiker loves his tunic. It's perfect for building pretend fires too!

The Mulberry Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

The Mulberry Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

The Mulberry Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

The Mulberry Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

I can't wait to make many more of these. Some for my girl too, I see so many possibilities with this pattern!!

Outfit details:
Pattern: The Mulberry Tunic by Willow & Co
Size Sewn: 5
Changes made: Squared up the chest pocket.
Fabric: Gingham print from Joann
Shorts: Kohls
Shoes: Converse from Target

Stay tuned for more Willow & Co awesomeness tomorrow!

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12 comments

  1. Such a sweet boy! I've never sewn a full button down placket, but this certainly looks like a good pattern to start out with. Love the gingham too :)

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    1. He loves the one-on-one attention of photo shoots :) Yay for me! I love the look of the buttons on this shirt, and the instructions are FABULOUS!

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  2. oh and the 'mom made it' label - did you make it?

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    1. Yes, I did make it! Super easy. Iron on transfer paper and twill tape! I need to write a tutorial about them soon :)

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  3. so cute! I love the fabric, so boy!! Emily@nap-timecreations.com

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    1. Thank you Emily! I love the fabric too, I actually made him a pair of shorts with it last summer that he has now outgrown. Gotta keep it in the rotation :)

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  4. What an awesome tunic, Heidi! LOVE how it turned out! The photoshoot is great too, such a handsome model! Thank you so much for testing for me!

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    1. It just happens to be an awesome pattern ;) He was having quite fun with these photos! I hope I have the opportunity to test again!

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  5. Heidi, it looks awesome! Gingham is a favorite of mine, especially for boys. I love French seams and need to do them more often. The inside looks great to. And this is the perfect beach cover up--I may be copying your idea. ;)

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    1. Copy away! :) I'm hoping I'll have enough time now to make them, it's coming up SOON and I have SO much sewing to do before then! If I don't get it done, I'll just have to be jealous of yours :)

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  6. Such a great version, beautiful sewn and looovely photos. Way to go Heidi. And I LOVE your tags :-)

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mie! :)

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