Sunday, June 1, 2014

Lily Bird Studio Sandy Tunic Review and Giveaway.



Lily Bird Studio makes some of the cutest patterns.  I know I've talked about them before on the blog, but I really do love these designs..  I got to sew up their newest pattern, the Sandy Tunic and I'm in love!

This top has the sweetest pleated placket and the pattern makes it SO easy.  There are notches for where the folds are supposed to go so you don't even have to measure.  She included notches for the placket too!  Seriously, this top came together like a dream!


I sewed up a size 3 and it fits beautifully.  It's a bit longer than I expected but, then, I forgot to take off some length because I used a rolled hem instead of intended traditional hem.  My tunic is about 1 inch longer because it.  I also used the instructions for the ruffle neck included with Lily Bird Studio's Summer Blouse.  I've made several Summer Blouses which I've posted about here and here.


I know that my button holes look a bit wonky.  That's my fault because I forgot to add interfacing.  Don't judge the pattern based on my oversight.  The pattern actually calls for snaps instead of button but since I was sewing with swiss dot voile, I thought I'd stick with buttons.  I didn't think the voile could withstand the stress of snaps.



The pattern comes in long sleeve, 3/4 sleeve and short sleeve.  I sewed up the short sleeve version.  The short sleeve has the prettiest cut outs which are bound with bias tape and tie closed.  I love the way the tutorial made it easy to finish these off so nicely.


It has a slightly curved hem which I chose to finish using my rolled hem foot but the pattern has great instructions for hemming a curve.


I wanted the shirt to be lightweight for the summer so I used a lightweight oxford stripe shirting and swiss dot.  It is, indeed, lightweight and cool.  It will be perfect for warm weather.

Lily Bird Studios has generously offered to giveaway SIX of her patterns to my readers. There will be two winners.  The first place winner will receive 4 patterns and the second place winner will receive 2 patterns.  Learn how to enter at the end of this post!






Do you want to win a Sandy Tunic Pattern?  Or maybe Summer Blouse pattern?  What about the darling Birthday Dress which I posted about here?  Well, here's your chance!  The winner will be announced a week from tomorrow.  Share with everyone so that they can get a chance to win!




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19 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous - perfect for warmer weather. My 9 year old has given up wearing dresses ( :( ) but if I cut it a little shorter, she could still be cool and look sweet and she'll be happy wearing some shorts!

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    1. Thanks! It's really tunic length. It's longer on her because I just used a rolled hem instead of a traditional hem. It would make a lovely fall tunic, too, if made with the long sleeves provided in the pattern.

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  2. I love bia's a line dress!

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  3. Really pretty!!! I love the Juliette's dress!!!

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  4. Very pretty!!
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  5. Georgeos dress and beatiful pictures

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  6. You really did a great job! That fabric is cute!

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  7. This looks so perfect for summer! I love this pattern and i also love the Laura's dress and tunic pattern. so cute!

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  8. One of my favorites is the Amy's peplum top

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  9. I can't find your Pinterest page, can you post the link here?

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    1. http://www.pinterest.com/pixidance/

      Thanks for looking!

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  10. Your dress is gorgeous. Love the fabrics you chose.

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  11. I am brand new to your designs and I can't really choose....

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  12. I love it! Very cute! I recently made a couple of the spring dress and LOVE that pattern :)

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