I entitled my Roly-Poly, the 4 Seasons.
I cut my fabric out of 1 pattern piece, extended the back straps so I could used them as closure instead of buttons and put the buttonholes on the front of the tunic.
On the reverse side I get this sense and a feeling of fall. The tones and colors of the floral print are deep and saturated and for some reason made me think this would be great to wear as a layering piece when the colder months come around. I really love the idea of wearing this piece all year round.
I bought this fabric at my local fabric store over a year ago, I fell in love with the print and the colors, I also loved how soft and light weight it was. Initially I was going to make a skirt with it for me- I can't remember the last time I made myself something! This turned out much, much better! The print ran along the side of the fabric, so I cut my pattern against the grain and used the other half of the for the reverse side of the Roly-Poly- it all fit perfectly in the meter I had.
There wasn't much more I needed to do on this side, beside let the Roly-Poly pattern and fabric work well together!
I wasn't crazy about my color choices at first, I felt like both sides of the tunic didn't quite work well together. What was I thinking making both sides completely different! Once I sewed the pieces together it ended up looking just fine. This pattern was such a pleasure to put together and sew, I can see myself making many more in the near future. I used Miss E's measurements to figure out the sizing, I ended up making the size 3 and lengthening it to size 4, I could have made a size 4 since the fit is loose and the extra fabric crossed over in the back anyway. Next time!
Really, is there a better way to wear your Roly-Poly?
The pattern is available for purchase on the Imagine Gnats ETSY store. I strongly recommend you check it out and have a go at it...
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Don't forget to check out all the other wonderful Roly Poly Pinafores popping up on the web and lot's more to come this week... It will give you such a sense of how much can be done with this pattern and you can witness how much talent is out there too!