My daughter called this tunica a fairy top, it’s the floaty sleeves that makes it other worldly. I used an organic cotton crêpe fabric from Fabric Treasury, which I dyed turquoise. I then embroidered it and stitched a crocheted edge to all the edges.
The pattern is an adapted version from the Tunika pattern in ottobre magazine 2/04 available in sizes 152 -170 and 34 -42.
This magazine is published in Finland, but translated into many languages. It’s the only magazine I know of that is dedicated to sewing for children. I bought a few issues years ago and have used them over and over again.
However, the clothes I make from the patterns never look like in the magazine because I use different fabrics and adapt the patterns to my taste.
I recently read an article written by a cookbook author stating that if you give 20 people the same recipe, you will get 20 different dishes. The same is probably true for sewing patterns. Would be interesting to see other versions of this pattern.