Tinny Tunic & Ruffle Pants

Tinny Tunic & Ruffle Pants

I’m late! My Tinny Flip has been completed for 2 weeks…but I couldn’t get
my lazy butt outside in the heat to take photos in time to link up at the sew along.

I made a Tinny Tunic and Ruffle Pants! Here are my changes and some details:

*omitted sleeves and used bias for the arm holes

*changed the zipper to buttons

*added some capri length pants

*piping at the ruffle

*piping around the back pockets

*piping around the collar

Pause. Do you see what I did wrong in the photo above? If you don’t notice, I’m not telling!

I should mention that I made all the piping and bias tape. I didn’t have any cording, so I had to use yarn. It’s not ideal, but works in a pinch. Her capris were too long- almost pants. I used a 2T and shortened the waistband. Next time I’ll know to add length for pants, or shorten for capris.

I gotta show off her twin bows. Ya’ll know how I feel about hair accessories.

I think the picture below is so funny. I told my niece to look inside the camera lens. I asked her if Big Bird was inside the lens- I saw a photographer do that at a portrait studio once. She answered, “no!” I swear she rolled her eyes at me.

Below, you can see she’s not impressed with me. I guess I’ll have to come up with some new photography tricks!

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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Kelley

    Haha! You’re posts always crack me up! Of course big bird isn’t in the camera.. duh! ;)

    But the outfit is super cute, as always! And I love the fabric! Do you make adult sized outfits? I may put in an order! ;)
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  2. Pam @Threading My Way

    Gorgeous, gorgeous outfit, Amy!!! Love the fabric combo, with the piping being the perfect way to finish it off. I can’t pick what’s wrong with the photo???
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  3. Emily

    oh my… that last picture!!! So cute! Another good one Amy :o) Looking forward to your Sew Many Books post tomorrow!

  4. ingrid@nowathomemom

    ha!ha! I’m sure she was thinking “what is this woman thinking, there is no big bird here” ha!ha! she looks adorable as always and I love her ruffle pants :-) they are so pretty and the top too :-) pretty pictures Amy! her little face is too pretty :-)
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  5. Mel

    So cute, I am so going to use the big bird thing, except I will say elmo. It’s a lovely outfit she is just so cute!
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  6. Renee

    Wow, so much piping around curves, all accenting the dress/capris perfectly. Love the matching bows!

  7. Amy of while wearing heels

    You make me laugh. I love reading your posts, even though I know I’ll never reach your level of sewing expertise. I love all the detail you put into your clothes. The collar is adorable. I love the piped pockets and did you line the top as well??? The bows are too cute. And, that last picture of your niece, my goodness, she is sweet.
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  8. Camille

    Hahahaha, she is adorable, and sounds like nothing gets past her!

    Cute outfit, I couldn’t find anything wrong in that picture! I’ve seen similar (but not as nice) outfits selling for insane amounts lately.
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  9. thisblogisnotforyou

    Super cute! I love how you used the piping. Really need to try this – have never used piping before :)
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  10. Donna

    Amy, Rachel has already told you how cute this is, but I need to say I love, love, love your fabric choice. The piping is great! I was going to do this flip, but just plum ran out of time. Good job!

  11. Gina

    Awesome flip!! I love all the piping and prefer buttons to zips (buttons are cuter but not as convenient to fasten :)). Sweet color combo and I love the florals mixed with the polky dots. The hair accessories are spot on as always! I think little Sophie’s face has gotten older looking since her last photo shoot!!

  12. Rachel

    That last picture is adorable :) It’s a really cute flip. I tip my sewing hat to all of you girls that gave it a go- this one had me stumped!
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