I am a huge fan of Citronille patterns. These were the first patterns I ever used and they never disappoint. Though I agree that the instructions are not beginner-friendly at all, they are pretty okay once you are more experienced. One of the last patterns that I purchased was the Zebulon, which is a boy's tunic.
I made a tunic for Manuel using a very lightweight denim from Joann's. When I purchased the fabric I failed to buy a matching thread and since I didn't like any contrasting color I had on my stash, I decided to make all finishings by hand, using invisible stitches. I really do not mind hand sewing, so it was not boring at all.
The lack of matching thread posed another problem when I needed to sew the buttonholes. So again, I had to find a way out and decided to use heavy duty snaps and I couldn't be happier with the result.
I like the design and I adore the fabric, it is so soft and fresh!
As soon as I finished it I knew I had to do the same tunic for Teresa. This was the first time that I made the exact same pattern (in different sizes) for my kids and I loved it!
Here they are with their new outfits!
One of the reasons why I decided to sew for my kids is because I find it really hard to find matching clothes for boys and girls here in the US, while in Portugal there are a lot of stores that sell matching outfits for brothers ad sisters. Here I have to be a little more creative... For example, they are wearing matching shorts here. I found these shorts in a store on sale and decided to buy them though they are boys' shorts. For Teresa to wear them I just needed to cut them shorter and now they look girly enough, don't you think?
Hope you liked it! :-)