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Figgy’s Stellar Tunic

Back to a November Sewjourn project!  I’d had this one cut out for a little while.  It’s the Figgy’s Stellar tunic.  The pattern description is as follows: Creating this adorable dress allows the sewist to make it their own by choosing their favorite fabrics to create the patchwork sleeve! Simply shorten the dress to make an adorable tunic to pair with the Sunki Leggins (as shown in purple).  Instructions on how to use knit fabric with woven takes you to the next level in sewing that you’ve been waiting for. Pattern Size Range: 18mo -8/9yr

Figgys Stella tunic with knit body and pieced woven sleeves
The big drawcard for this pattern is of course the pieced sleeves. I’d seen some stunning examples of this tunic, particularly this one in Liberty. I was able to combine a variety of printed scraps from my stash to piece the sleeves together.
Figgys Stella tunic with knit body and pieced woven sleeves

The red printed lawn is Liberty, but the others are soft buttery voiles from quilting ranges that I’ve had in stash for a while. The top one I think is a Kaffe Fassett print, and the bottom two are Anna Maria Horner. (Sometimes it fascinates me that the recesses of my memory hold on to details like this, yet cannot remember the names of people that I worked with a month or two ago….)

Figgys Stella tunic with knit body and pieced woven sleeves

I sewed size 8/9, which is the largest size available. It’s definitely only tunic length on Clare, who is taller than the size 8/9, although the width is certainly adequate for her. The solid is a cotton knit from stash. Construction was all on the overlocker, with hems topstitched on the machine.

Figgys Stella tunic with knit body and pieced woven sleeves

Clare hasn’t actually worn this – I don’t think that it fits well enough with personal style. Hopefully Stella will be keener!

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