Hello! I blogged a few days ago about my Elsie Marley Knock-Off. I think I got it right. Mostly. But I had some fixing to do over the weekend.
This is what the tunic looked like when my daughter first tried it on and wore it out. I had some work to do to make it fit better.
The sleeves were too tight and too long. So I trimmed them. I also cut off the big triangular points on either side of the bottom portion.
Ahhhh. Much better. Also, to fix that gaping neckline, I put some (whatdoyoucallit) iron-on stuff to the inside.
Here is the much-improved version that my daughter wore once again, all morning, and I forgot to take a picture of her in it. (doh!) Hence, the wrinkles. So you'll have to trust me: it fits SO much better. And looks a lot cuter!
(Note: I also added little V-shaped splits on either side of the tunic to give my daughter more room to bend and move about. Not sure what they are called, but I know I've seen them on other garments and just winged it here.)
(Thanks again to Meg at Elsie Marley for the inspiration!)