Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Mulberry Tunic Turned Sweatshirt.

Except for my raglan-sleeved knit dress, I don't think I have ever made so many different versions of clothes from the same pattern as I have with The Mulberry Tunic Pattern by Kid Approved.

and now I proudly present you: 

The sweatshirt version.

You know me and my kids' love for knit so it is no surprise that I wanted to try a knit version of this pattern.
I decided to use very classic sweatshirt details such as a kangaroo pocket and hem with contrast colored knit rib but everything else is from the original pattern.

I did not change the sizing at all since this is an interlock fabric and therefor not that stretchy.
This is a size 5 on my fairly tall 4-turning-5-in-January-child.

The yoke fabric is woven fabric (Waterfront Park by Violet craft for Michael Miller) which I received in the goodie bag from the Girl Night Out I attended in LA. 
The cream and navy blue stripe is this ultra soft and lovely Saint James interlock knit (you can buy it HERE) that you might recognize from the Look book from Willow & Co Patterns' first collection. 

I just received a ton (okay, maybe not a ton) of organic sweatshirt fleece and French terry from Organic Cotton Plus (they also have GREAT interlocks by the way - I'm waiting for the grey melange to be ready for delivery) and I just want to make like 10 more of these. I LOVE the combination of knit and woven....even though the endless possibilities sometimes overwhelm me when I trying to decide on what to do next, ha.

The original pattern has a sort of rounded hem (who gives an almost slit effect at the side seams) and you obviously have to skip that if you want to hem with a knit rib but that is an easy fix to the pattern.
The kangaroo pocket is also easily drafted and the same height as the lower front piece and is sewed in the seam under the front placket and at the bottom to the rib.

You can carry around a lot of exciting things in a big pocket like that!

Yup, this pretty much illustrate how much she loves her new sweatshirt!

Buy the Mulberry Tunic Pattern HERE.

Thank you!


  1. Wow, so gorgeous Mie! I love the fabric combo and it looks so comfy!!

  2. I love it! Gorgeous colors. I have to remember that mixing in a woven can work.

  3. Gorgeous! Such na amazing fabric combination, Mie! I am also a great fan of Olga's pattern and of mixing woven with knit so I guess I will have to "copy" your Mulberry one day...

  4. Love the Mulberry tunic pattern! and this version is brilliant.

  5. Each time I look at this I Love it more!! It's all too perfect, those fabrics are stunning together!! Can you make one for me?!! :D brilliant as always my friend!

  6. Cute and looks so comfortable! Do you have a good source of colored snaps?

    1. I do Elizabeth.....I buy all my snaps at www.snapscource.com and I also use their tool. Works perfect! And don't forget to check their 'online only' section on their site with a ton of more colors. I usually use size 16 or 24...this is a new size for me...size 20.

  7. I love it how you pair up different fabrics. The result is always stunning.

  8. this is just plain amazing. love.

  9. Really nice indeed amazing combination.

  10. I am so in love with this Mie!!! WOW - just wow. I love it!

  11. so fun!! I love this in knit and the longer length!! pinned it!!

  12. This is fantastic Mie! I love the mix of woven and knit, and those fabrics together are so great. She is the cutest!


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