Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Tooney?

I made this top for my daughter a couple of days ago and she was pretty excited about it.  She noted that it was pretty long and I told her it was called a "tunic." When she put it on the next morning, she ran to the Preacher and said, "Look, dad!  Mom made me a tooney!"  He was confused as a tooney is the Canadian $2 coin.

I've had this fabric in my stash for awhile.  It was a pretty good match for a hand-me-down pair of leggings.  I really wanted to make a tunic with a hood, but didn't have enough fabric.  So, then I made a two-layer neckband to go along with the layered look of the sleeves.  The bottom layer was white and wider than the top layer of the pink print.  But, when I wanted my daughter to try it on to check the side seams, we could not get it over her head!  So, I took that off and put fold-over elastic around the neck.  I'm not as excited about how it looks, but I was being lazy and wasn't too interested in cutting new neckbands.

Next up: another tooney tunic and leggings.


  1. Cute "tooney"---I like it with the foe neckline.

  2. So now do you make her a "loonie"? Cute top!

  3. Very cute! I love the contrasting arms. It looks very RTW.

  4. Cute! Love that she calls it a "tooney."