Burda Kids 9504


I sewed up this little tunic a couple of weeks ago using Burda Kids 9504. There's a dress version with long sleeves and this tunic version with short sleeves. She's wearing it over a long sleeved tee, since it was a little chilly today.

It's a great pattern but it's been a while since I sewed a commercial pattern (as opposed to independent pattern designs) and I had forgotten how awkward they are to follow. I missed having the online support the most independent pattern designers offer. Still, it's a nice quick thing to sew and I'll probably make another. I'm not sure if the big slit at the front (underneath the buttons) was really necessary so I may not add that next time. 

I used this lovely soft fabric from JoAnns. They said it's 100% cotton, but it has a loose weave and I think it's more like a wool but with the added bonus of the softness of cotton. Not scratchy at all! I love it!


14 comments:

  1. She is a darling!

    I'm trying to make some recipe tea towels using your tutorial. I've never used Spoonflower, so I've run into some questions...if you have a second, can you email me at kristensunna @ yahoo.com?

    thanks for the inspiration and tutorial!

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    1. Thanks Kristen!
      Re: the tea towels. I've just written some extra notes with more photos for Spoonflower as a lot of people were needing some extra help. They will be posting the update shortly - so look out for it as hopefully it'll help you out!!

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  2. It's gorgeous! What a perfect top for fall!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it's a great fall top. I'm thinking of making another in wool, to keep her cosy over the winter.

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  3. Really cute top with a seriously cute model!!

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  4. This is so cute... How about a couple made in Plaid Flannel ? Some with Long Sleeves? Maybe the Slit is for ease of little gal getting it off and on...? Looks Comfy...

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  5. Absolutely adorable tunic and model. I got here through burdastyle. : )

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  6. SUPER cute! I know a bunch of little girls who would love this. Great work!

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  7. Very cute! This is great to see...I'm trying to decipher those Burda 9504 instructions myself and seeing your finished product is going to help I hope! I agree the slit looks like it's going to be unnecessary for my daughter too.

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I had forgotten about this tunic and it was a nice reminder to come back and read the post when your comment popped up. I am going to dig out my pattern again - my little girl is now 8 and I'm not sure what size it went up to - I hope it's not too late for me to make her another one! Yes, that big slit down the front was strange and unnecessary. Good luck with yours!

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