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I didn't use a pattern to transform the dress into a high-low hem toddler tunic. I used one of my daughter's 2T tunics as a guide for making the bodice of the new tunic. I used my yellow tailor's chalk to trace around the tunic onto the wrong side of the fabric, and I traced around a little larger for the seam allowance. I doubled up the fabric, and sewed the pieces together. Then I flipped the pieces inside out.
I decided to add buttons to the back of the tunic. I found some purple buttons in my button stash, and I used my handy dandy button hole maker. Another sewing blogger once told me that I should always sew around the button hole twice. That is such great advice! I sewed the buttons on by hand.
I zigzag stitched the parts of the bodice together. Then I cut a rectangular piece for the bottom of the tunic, and I stitched a gathering stitch around the top. I ironed the bodice piece, and then sewed the bodice and the bottom together.
It's so much fun making something old new again! Thanks for reading!
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