The Mulberry Tunic - A Pattern By Kid Approved for Willow & Co
It's Day 4 of our Glamping Week! Today I'm showing you the Mulberry Tunic I made for my little man. This pattern was designed by my friend Olga of Kid Approved, for Willow & Co. This is the second Mulberry I've made and I love it even more the second time around! (See my first version here)
When I was sewing my first version I kept seeing it in seersucker in long sleeves and couldn't get it out of my head until I made it come to life. And oh my goodness. I am SO glad I did!
I used Imperial Nassau Seersucker from fabric.com. It is SO soft and buttery. Waaaaay better than some cheaper stuff I've used before. I want to use it to make all the things now!
So let's talk about the tunic! When I was cutting out the pattern, I asked E if he wants hood/no hood, pockets/no pockets. OF COURSE he chose to bling it out all the way ;) Go big or go home! I'm super happy he chose them, it's all in the details for me.
I did make one minor change to the pattern as written. Instead of making the shirt hem I cut it straight across the bottom and then used a method from another Willow & Co pattern to create a split hem detail. If you've seen the patterns, you'll know I'm talking about the Hawthorn Sweatshirt. I CANNOT wait to sew that thing up! It's just way too warm here right now to think about sewing sweatshirts but I will certainly be making some in the fall!
I totally, totally love the result with the split hem on this version of the Mulberry. Basically the shirt turned out exactly like I envisioned in my head, and that is a beautiful thing.
For the bias tape hem finish on the inside I added that pop of orange that's working to keep the collection together. I've recently discovered I really love orange in kids' clothes and it was so FUN incorporating in my own little "collection".
I also double topstitched all the seams on this one, another fun detail to make things pop.
Eek! Love that orange!
Sadly I didn't have orange bias tape for the split hem, but I do love how the contrast and detail is working on the one I did have.
And now for the fun golden hour shots!
Can I just tell you I'm so totally in love with this outfit?! If you've been considering any of the patterns, well, I recommend them ALL, but the Mulberry, Kudzus, and Hawthorn are my faves for the boy!!
Size Sewn: 5
Changes made: Straightened hemline and used split hem detail tutorial from the Hawthorn Sweatshirt pattern
Tee: Basic Tee - to be blogged soon!
Shorts: Kudzu Cargos (read about it here)
Kudzus: Joann Stores
Tee: thrifted tee