It was time to make a shirt – not a top, not a tunic but a shirt. My Pattern Review friends are making shirts by the dozens while I’ve been acting as the cheerleader. While I’ve always appreciated the flexibility found in sewing my clothes, the precision of shirt-making kept my happy observer status in tact.
From my large collection of unmade shirt patterns, I selected Butterick 5526. View D offered princess seams giving me a more controlled fit.
After sewing the bodice pieces together of my new off white shirt, it hit me………… precision need not be so rigid.
In other words, lighten up!
Using an Amy Butler remnant I cut a contrasting front and neck band,
and cuff plackets.
I stitched orange buttonholes,
and attached the buttons with green thread.
Precision made fun :)
But sewing the contrasting pieces brought its own stress to the fun as precision became even more important. At my request, Hubby an experienced buttondown consumer, scrutinized my shirt throughout the process. He even approved the orange buttonholes.
I like the orange buttonholes too, but I really like the newfound knowledge I gained from sewing a shirt….. one can have fun and be careful at the same time
Have a great weekend!