This little number was inspired by the sweet, simple tunics that I've seen of late (at last, I've come up with a collection of European designers to browse for inspiration!). I love the idea of a simple garment that can fit for quite a while when paired with leggings. I drafted the pattern using the Lutterloh Golden Rule system, which is really a unique idea. My sister bought it at a thrift store for $5, and ended up passing it on to me when she no longer wanted it. My kit is probably from the 80's, and I actually didn't know it was still being made until I looked it up a few moments ago! Apparently it costs much more than $5...
Anyway, I pulled a favorite cotton print from my stash and got to work. It was so simple to construct! I didn't bother with details on this project -- not every garment needs to be "heirloom."
Though I did add a few tucks, when it turned out a little longer than I wanted. There's just something about tiny pintucks.
And here's the little lady herself, in her new tunic.
I love garments that last several sizes, and I think this will be one of them -- though I'm pretty sure I'll have to loosen that sleeve elastic soon! She's growing like a weed. A very, very cute weed.