Saturday, October 6, 2012

a shirt for D

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.


  1. I'm so glad that I'm following you! What a pretty shirt. Great job and thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work:)


  2. Gorgeous fabric choice, and a really love style to it, lucky girl! Ange x