Its starting to cool off around here and the Jamie Tunic by laela Jeyne patterns is such a perfect piece for my little’s fall wardrobe. The Jamie tunic has 3/4th sleeve and cap sleeve options, a subtle hi-low hem and my favorite – contrast hem bands! It closes with ties instead of buttons or snaps making it a beginner-friendly pattern.
I didn’t expect that it was going to be this easy taking pictures of an always-on-the-run toddler! I love how her smile just lights up my pictures! 🙂
We have just discovered the joy of pockets and can you see how thrilled she is? I like how the pockets can be used for adding more contrast to the front of the tunic, and those gathers are such a sweet detail!
When I started sewing, I went overboard trying to build a fabric stash and clearly was not well-informed and ended up buying a lot of boring remnants from everywhere just because I had a coupon or they had a sale or both. While I am not proud of my fabric choices, I don’t mind now, that I have so much fabric that I can experiment with and try out new patterns without worrying that it’d be a waste if it didn’t fit well or had other design issues 🙂
So now that we know the tunic is so adorable, we went ahead and cut up our art gallery fabric (purchased here raspberry Creek Fabrics) and sewed up another Jamie. I think it took me 2 hours from cutting to finishing.
I love everything about this picture but mostly I love her!!
Ties in the back.
I have been sewing for my daughter for over a year now and I don’t know for sure if there is a particular style that I like but it seems like I gravitate towards classic A-line silhouettes rather than frills and ruffles. I have made several Jane tops from Shwin Designs, Piper dresses from Violette Field Threads, my recently reviewed Lily Tunic all of which are A-line shapes that I find incredibly sweet on my daughter.
The Jamie Tunic by Laela Jeyne Patterns is also an A line tunic but the subtle hi-low hem, the contrast neck and hem bands, pockets and sleeves (I like patterns with sleeve options) make it special. Another thing that I’ve really liked in this pattern is there’s absolutely no hemming required since all the hems are finished using folded contrast bands.
She loves those pockets!!