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Racer Tunic Pattern by Lil Blue Boo

I picked up the Racer Tunic Pattern from Lil Blue Boo a few weeks ago and have been itching to sew it up!

I also own the LBB Sienna Dress Pattern, but never made a dress from it.  (Only pajama tops).  Once I saw that the pre-made dresses she sold had a flounce/circle skirt bottom, I wanted to make my dresses like those.  They were so much cuter than the straight ruffle bottom that came with the pattern.  I had always planned on figuring out the measurements to add the flounce/circle skirt bottom, but never quite got to it.

When I saw her new racer tunic pattern already had the flounce/circle skirt bottom, I bought it immediately!
(Sometimes having someone else figure out the measurements is worth the money, especially since I know I will be sewing this pattern quite often.)

I haven’t yet compared the Sienna pattern to this one, but I’m sure I’ll be able to use one of the pattern sizes to get the flounced skirt I always wanted on the Sienna pattern.

The dress was a pretty easy sew.  Adding the binding wasn’t that hard, though I did manage to get the neck binding seam in the front.  Not sure how that happened, but luckily, the binding is made from a ribbed knit and the seam pretty much blends right in!  The hardest part (to me) was cutting and taping the pattern together!  (I love the instant gratification of a pdf pattern, but I strongly dislike putting them together.)

I just love the reverse seam detail on the skirt.  It is exactly what I had in mind when I bought this hot pink serger thread so long ago…  I do think when I sew up the next dress, I will subtract an inch or two from the upper dropped-waist part and add it to the bottom of the flounced skirt.

My baby is growing up!  Off to Kindergarten in the fall…
Does anyone else have this pattern?
I will be linking up to some of the fun linky parties listed on this here.

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  1. Your dress turned out so great! I have been thinking about buying this pattern and I now that I see how cute yours turned out I think I will. I am always on the hunt for cute knit fabric. Where did you get these super cute fabrics?

  2. How sweet is that dress and your baby girl. (Don't tell her I said that!) I really like that pattern and the fabrics.

  3. Super cute as usual! You are just amazing!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  4. Wow, that turned out great! I love it! Thanks for sharing!!:)

  5. This is sooo stinkin adorable! I just love all the sweet colors and patterns!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  6. I love that dress! It's so fun and bright and it looks very very comfy.

  7. That is such a sweet dress! I really need to learn how to sew. Lol.

  8. great blog, i like it :-).
    Corina from germany