One morning before the holidays I found myself standing at the end of a line that wrapped around the perimeter of Joanne's with coupon in hand and a pile of cut fabric too large and too discounted to abandon. I knew I wouldn't be able to use much of that fabric until after the new year - too many preparations to complete, guests to host, birthday parties to plan. Now that we are on the other side of that lovely frenzy I am excitedly beginning to dig through my bounty and get to work on some projects that have been on the back burner for weeks. First on my list was this Lucy Tunic for Ava.
I used a stretch denim for the outer layer (just because the color struck me, really) and a quilting cotton by Denise Schmidt for the lining. The tunic has pockets - which you know are irresistible to children who always need a place to store the treasures they collect along their journeys - and can be made reversible. I chose to keep it simple for now; making it reversible in the future would be as easy as adding buttons to the lining side. The pleated cap sleeves add a sweet touch and lend the tunic well to layering in cooler weather, though I think it will be cute on its own come spring. I made the 3T size and it is a bit large for my slight girl right now.