I got this incredible shirting fabric at the Spring Knitting and Stitching show and it was the perfect thing for this fun button up pattern. That and a little Liberty of London print for the bows and cuffs. 🙂 There is never really a wrong time for Liberty fabric, but I love to put it into a garment in a way that highlights it. Am I right?
I have never made a button up shirt before, although installing a collar was on my “sewing to do list” for the year, and I was glad to have the chance to scratch that one off. I honestly didn’t think that I would do so in making a shirt for Hannah, I thought it would be a shirt for Jayce, but this pattern has a few sweet details that are perfect for a little girls’ shirt.
Namely, bows and tulips.
These tiny bows are stitched onto the tops of the pockets, and the tabs that secure the cuff in place can be made with the same fabric, so the elbow cuffs sort of have a bow effect as well.
As to the tulip part, just check out the back!! Isn’t that the cutest thing ever? I love it.
This was not a difficult sew, but there were lots of steps and it was pretty time consuming. That said, I am always really satisfied when I finish something that took a lot of time and effort to get just right, and come away with a really great result. There was a real satisfaction in finishing something that was out of my comfort zone and had a really good final product. Love this one.
And since there are 3 other variations with this pattern I’m already thinking of how I can sew one for Jayce.
Who am I kidding? I already have the fabric picked out and purchased for 2 different shirts. Watch this space in the fall. 🙂
There are a few different bundle options available for these patterns, but they’re only available over the next 2 weeks, so get them while you can! There is this bundle with the 4 patterns that I’ve sewn above, for $19.95.
There is this bundle
with the 4 patterns that I’ve sewn above plus an eBook full of patterns and activities to encourage creative play, for $24.95.
There is also this bundle
that includes all that I’ve listed above + 4 different pants patterns so you can make a complete fall wardrobe for your children, for $34.95. Fun, right?
Check out the website
for all of the details, and check the look book
here for more inspiration, including my little lady!! 🙂
**I received copies of these patterns for free in exchange for sewing and providing feedback on test versions, but my love for the patterns and enthusiasm is completely genuine.**