|Slanted patch pocket|
I bought 2 metres, I really should have bought 3 metres, as I only just managed to squeeze the tunic out of the fabric, partly because I initially cut the back bodice out upside down so had to recut it - that meant not enough fabric left for sleeves. I used the Mariposa pattern from Anna Maria Horner's Handmade Beginings again as I wanted a tunic or dress that I could easily feed Rocket Girl in. (I keep looking at pretty dress patterns and mentally divide them into ones I can feed the baby in while out and about and ones I cannot.) I made the non-maternity version of the Mariposa this time and omitted the facing and modesty panel. I also omitted the self fabric ties due to lack of fabric. Instead I used some ready made pink polka dot bias binding to edge the bodice and extended it into ties. I also edged the armholes and as I had a relatively short skirt I used the bias binding on the hem too. I had enough fabric left to make two slanted patch pockets which are lined in some cheap gingham polycotton. I didn't have enough fabric to try and match the pattern with the pockets. I don't know why but the shoulder pleat on this pattern is a small detail that makes me smile. I had intended doing some outfit pics today in the tunic but guess what? Little I has got up this morning with chicken pox! Two weeks and two days after her baby sister came out in spots. So I am a bit preoccupied today as she is lying on the sofa demanding food and entertainment.