The Wanderer Tunic options are seriously endless and great for every season! I'm gearing up for summer here at the beach and will only be wearing sleeveless shirts starting...yesterday! So of course the Wanderer needed to be adapted to include this version as well to get us through the hot summer months that are fast approaching. Here are some Mommy and Me Wanderer pics, with a few more at the end of this blog post.
Today I'm going to show you how easy it is to make your girl's and women's Wanderers sleeveless. For the girls Wanderer you can just add bias tape to the armscye before sewing the side seams to finish it as a sleeveless tunic (I will walk you through the steps below if you are new to bias tape). For my women's version, I made a couple adjustments first which we will get to after the girls.
Let's start with the girls version! I used double fold bias tape for my little one's tunic, but you could also use single fold and finish it as I have done on the women's version just below.
I made a couple adjustments to my sleeveless version before adding the bias tape. First, when cutting the pattern pieces I cut mine 1/2" shorter since I knew I would be wearing this top with shorts versus jeans and leggings. After completing page 16 (tunic is attached to the yoke), I tried it on to see where the sleeves ended on my shoulders. I decided I wanted it to come in a little on my shoulders so I decided I would take 1/4" off on the yoke armscye. Also, since this is a tank I wanted the armscye to come down just a bit under my arms so I decided to take 1/4" off the entire armscye (as shown below). Since the tunic will all fit us ladies slightly different or you may have a different preference on where your sleeveless shirts hit your shoulder, I highly suggest you try your tunic on and decide how much (if any) you would like to take off (just remember you will need to leave a 1/4" seam allowance!).
Follow the women's pattern exactly as written until you get to page 17.