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This summer I made Lillian a Hopscotch Tunic from Peek a Boo Pattern Shop.  I have to admit that it’s not my favorite thing that I’ve made for Lillian.  The fit just isn’t right, but I’m not sure why.  I think part of the problem is that she is so small, so she needed a smaller size, yet more length added.  I made this before the Perfect Peasant Dress and with making that dress I realized that I truly did need to make alterations because of Lillian’s small size, yet her height is longer than the small size.   So I was a little late on that discovery.  With that said, I will still probably try to make this again because I’ve seen so many other cute ones.

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I do think part of it was that I wasn’t a fan of the way the fabrics looked together.  I think the darker purple was a little too overpowering for the lighter fabric.  Just a personal preference.  Now that I’ve been sewing more clothes, I think I would make the “skirt” part narrower so that it didn’t stick out so much.  The things that you learn from experience!

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Here is a view from the back.  Lots of buttons…well, not too many on this size, but the larger sizes would have a lot of buttons.  Buttons and buttonholes are not really my friend yet.  I can never get them lined up like I would like to!  Again, experience will help with that.

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I do think the shirt is pretty cute, I just don’t love it.  Lillian also didn’t love it, but that is only because she had to stand still for more than 2 seconds in order to get the buttons buttoned.  I think she would like it better this coming summer, but I don’t really think it will fit.  We will see if I get another made for this summer or if I just try different patterns.

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I’m terrible about that!  Always trying new things instead of making more of the patterns I have.  I guess I won’t get bored that way, right?

I’ve noticed that my blog has become all about making clothes for Lillian.  I should probably work on that.  haha  Like I mentioned in my last post, I have some new projects to share with you soon.  My next sewing “tasks” are things for the baby, one of which will include a diaper bag, so that is something that isn’t clothing related.  If you are bored with the clothes, hang in there, because I have some other things that will eventually make it to the blog!  Three of which are for the kids and will include pattern pieces.

Disclaimer: I am an affiliate of Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop so I get compensated for any orders placed through the links in this post.

One Response to “Hopscotch Tunic Top”

  1. Meg Nelson

    Lillian is just adorable. What a cute smile!
    Anxious to see your baby sewing – I love baby things!
    Hope all is well with your pregnancy – although the end of a pregnancy isn’t all that fun I am sure it’s nothing compared to what you have gone though. Have a good day!

    Meg

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