Many are familiar with the George and Ginger Swagger Sweater. The women’s version is still over at G&G, and the girls’ version is now rebranded at Goober Pea Designs as the Sugar Pea! With the rebranding also came added dress sizes (eep!) and baby sizes. Adrienne at Goober Pea did such an awesome job with this pattern; and it’s at the top of my list right now for summer sews and baby shower gifts!
Two of my favorite elements of this tunic are the skirt pieces and that split front. There are so many gorgeous ways to use the design. The pattern itself is meant to be fitted through the torso. Above, the left image is with accurate fit per the pattern, and the right version is sized up to give my other daughter a more relaxed fit.
I knew the fit of the pattern would already be pretty spot on since the pattern was thoroughly tested in the past, so I had fun dreaming up all of the fabric combinations I could play with. Bitty Bee Fabrics’ upcoming pre-order round was perfect for a tropical/summery theme! I used custom brushed poly (super super soft with a great weight) in scales and mermaids, and it draped nicely on the skirt pieces.
*In the photos above, you can see what the fabric might look like hemmed (left) versus raw (right). I love both for different reasons. The unhemmed seems/feels lighter and more fluid, but I actually like the look of the hemmed a bit more; it bounces up!
The pattern is on sale for 40% off now through February 22nd, no code needed, so you can grab it Here on Etsy or Here on their website. And you can browse all of the beautiful Bitty Bee Fabrics Here (mermaid and scales coming soon to the next pre-order). Enjoy making all of the sweetest Sugar Peas!