Not wanting to discriminate against my growing tutorial to-do list, I was looking for something fun and easy to try this week. That’s when I remember this tutorial for the adorable Leah Tunic that Jess from Craftiness is Not Optional posted last year.

I think this classic shirt is simply superb.

It is simple enough that anyone can make it, and adds such nice little features to truly make it stand out from the rest. I particularly love how she made the gathered cap sleeves, I would have never thought to do it that way! 

Her tutorial is made using regular cotton fabric, which is perfect for those scared off of knits.  And of course because of this, you have a much better selection of fabric to choose from.  Quilters Cotton?  No problem!

I made a slightly different variation by using a thrifted pink polka dotted T-Shirt that I knew my daughter would love.  The benefit of using knit?  I was able to skip the button loop back closure…yahoo!

And you know with it being pink…well, my daughter kind of LOVES it.

*Ummm…Mom, what am I supposed to do with this big pink umbrella? Its not even raining out.*

*I know, I will be Mary Poppins!*

*Here I am, flying away…*

Yeah, so those photos didn’t quite work out. I guess umbrellas are kind of big and buly for a child to handle skillfully. Lol. Luckily about 10 feet away there was this cute little piece of lattice and bushes, so it all worked out in the end…


Thank you so much to Jess from Craftiness is Not Optional for continuing to create such fantastic tutorials and sew alongs that inspire us to create.

And thank you so much for stopping by, until next time…

Happy Sewing!