I made a shirt. For little D. She wasn't as excited about this shirt as she was about the dress I made for her. I think she likes dresses better.
Lucky for her, I know that she cannot only have dresses, but she needs some tops to go with her jeans and skirts, which she also loves.
D has a shirt that I love, but it is too small, so I tried to copy the style for this one. It's a pretty close copy, the main difference being that there are less pin tucks on the front of this one and I didn't add bias tape and buttons on the cuffs.
I used some fabric I'd been hoarding for who knows how long, knowing again that I wanted to make something for D with it. It's from Amy Butler's Love collection, Water Bouquet in Midnight.
I love the deep colours.
Since I had no pattern for the shirt, I just mashed together a collared button up pattern with my own modifications - the pin tucks, no collar, long sleeves, button placket (which worked waaaay better than on the dress), and slits on the bottom sides.
For some added shape, I also put a bit of elastic in a casing and sewed to the inside of the back.
D reluctantly tried the shirt on for me, so I think it fits good, but she wasn't cooperating very well and refused to stand. Thus the wall pictures.
Anyone getting sick of my wall?
I hope this shirt does fit as good as I think because we have family pics this afternoon and I'd love for her to wear this. With her blond hair and the fall backdrop, I think it would look good.