The Pierrot Tunic features a lovely gathered neckline, swingy ease and comfortable fit and looks fantastic with jeans or leggings! The elastic neckline and sleeves can be taken out as your child grows. Pierrot can be sewn entirely with a sewing machine; no serger necessary. Instructions are also included to extend the pattern if you would like to create a Pierrot dress or longer tunic.
0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T*
*The 5T tunic can be easily lengthened to make a size 6 or 7 (maybe even 8??). Instructions for lengthening the pattern are included, but because we have not tested these sizes, please be aware that you will need to determine how much length to add based on other well-fitting garments in your child’s wardrobe.
This tunic is a “confident beginner” project. I would recommend this project to someone who knows how to sew a straight line backward and forward and can keep an even seam allowance on a curve. The following skills are also recommended: gathering, inserting elastic into a waistband, and hemming. Clear instructions are given for all of the steps, however, so a beginner who has confidence could definitely tackle this. I am always happy to assist you by answering questions via email if you should run across anything that is giving you trouble!
SERGER OR SEWING MACHINE?
Pierrot can be completed entirely without a serger. The ruffle edge at the neckline can be zigzag stitched (shown below left) or finished with a serger (shown below right); both take approximately the same time.
• Woven fabric such as shirting, cotton voile, cotton lawn, poplin, chambray, lightweight seersucker, baby wale cord, linen, flannel, or quilting cotton (see yardage chart below for amount)
• Elastic (1/4″ or 3/8″ wide, for neckline)
• Optional: prepackaged 1/2″ single-fold bias tape (or instructions for cutting your own bias tape included in pattern)
(of 44” wide fabric; you’ll need less if your fabric is 54” or 60” wide)
Click here for size chart
What’s the difference between bias and straight of grain?
Cutting this tunic on the bias will give you a more “swingy” fit, but it can also be cut on the straight of grain to save fabric (I personally think it looks great either way). In the picture below, the tunic on the left was cut on the bias, and the tunic on the right was cut on the straight of grain.
The Pierrot Tunic was featured on my blog on the following posts:
Pierrot Dress for Clementine (the red and white seersucker version)
I Couldn’t Help Myself (Another Pierrot Dress) (the blue chambray version)
Chambray Pants for Baby C
Another Pierrot (the hot pink voile version)
Brace yourself for the cute: plaid pierrot (the red flannel plaid version)
Share your photos: I can’t wait to see all of the cute little Pierrots you guys make! Please add your pictures to the Rae Made Me Do It or Pierrot Sewing Pattern photo pools so we can all see what you’ve made!
Thanks for your patience! As usual, please be patient with me as there are bound to be glitches at first. Please email me if there are any issues and we’ll get them worked out!