This month I have worked a little magic with some John Kaldor Cadiz jersey fabric from Minerva.
I had some red Cadiz jersey left over from my Walkley summer T-shirt and Minerva sent me some navy in the same fabric to complete this tunic. She already had the leggings I made a last year and there were a few scraps left to make the pockets.
The pattern is Burda 9380. It is a bit deceiving because you would think the pattern is for a little girl but with the right fabric choices it works well for this pre-teenager outfit.
I modified the pattern by using a jersey knit and omitting the zip in the back. I cut the back and front on the fold making two pieces without a zip opening. I added a neck binding instead of facings and it worked a treat.
She had new chelsea boots the very next day so she was jolly excited. She has worn it to two Christenings and it was a triumph. Warm but smart; she had a lot of compliments.
The John Kaldor fabric is really fine quality with good stretch recovery. I made the sleeves longer than required and hand sewed them up so that I can turn them down when her arms get longer - as they tend to do!
It is a lovely pattern for younger and older girls. I think you may have guessed that I need to make another one for my other girl now.