Oliver + S Roller Skate Tunic

I really liked the dress version of the Oliver + S Roller Skate pattern, but I LOVE the tunic version. It uses a much more convenient amount of fabric (less than 3/4 yard for size 5) and it is super cute.  Since my daughter wears leggings with both dresses and tunics, the tunic gives her a little more freedom to move around.

When we went to Joann's a few weeks ago my daughter loved the green colorway of the Juliana Horner prints.  I had been wanting to make her a Roller Skate Tunic, so I let her choose 2 of the prints.
Roller Skate Tunic front
I was not surprised that she chose the green print since she loves green and flowers, but I was surprised that she chose the black print.
Roller Skate Tunic reverse
I made the tunic reversible at her request, but I did roll the fabric toward the black side a little when I pressed the seams since I think she will wear the green side more often.
Roller Skate Tunic Side B
The only thing that I don't love about the pattern is finishing the back and side seams.  Below the elastic casing these seams are exposed.  Since I don't have a serger I have to zig zag them and I sincerely dislike doing that.  I considered trying French seams but I wasn't sure how to make that work with this pattern.  
Roller Skate Tunic
There will definitely be more of these in our future.  
Roller Skate Tunic
And now this sweet girl has made it through her first week of kindergarten.  
sweet Harper

13 comments

  1. Seriously high cute factor here! And I see little Batman got in on the photos too. :)

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  2. Those are great prints :) And the dress is just too cute!

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  4. The tunic is cute, but the model is even cuter.

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  5. That is adorable! I like her taste in fabrics. And those are such cute pics!

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  6. I love the tunics. I just bought the pattern. Your daughter is too cute.

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  7. Oh, super cute tunic! Those are some great fabric choices. Girl's got style!

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  8. beautiful tunic, I love that it's reversible. And your little girl looks so "grown-up".

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  9. Wow, this is lovely! It suits your daughter down to the ground. She looks very happy with it, which I bet is super nice for you :-) I can imagine exposed seams really not being ideal for children's clothing though - I don't have any hints for you on french seams sadly.

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  10. adorable tunics! i kind of want to make one for myself.

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  11. She looks adorable, and the tunics look amazing! Great job :)

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  12. OOh, I have made my daughter a dress from this pattern, but it is pretty hot here in TX so I changed it from fully lined to just having interfacing.. This post has inspired me to make the tunic version, it looks fantastic!

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  13. So cute- the tunic and your daughter. Very comfy looking too.

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