Well, she’s not mad, but maybe a tad crazy? J is really starting to get into the whole modeling thing. Not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing…..
This shirt pattern is part of the Perfect Pattern Parcel #5 bundle sale going on right now (Disclaimer: I received this pattern for free, but I totally picked this one because I knew I would love it!)! It also includes a dress option, as well as short sleeves and a variety of other options. You can read more about the bundle at the bottom of this post!
This little shirt is adorable! It’s nice to find a pattern for a basic clothing piece but with a little twist. The fun little keyhole opening means it’s really easy for dressing, and the button adds a bit of color.
The hem and neckline both have facings, and then topstitching. I love this! I was all ready to do mine with an exposed facing (to have a nice contrast) but I got sewing, and instead of putting things together so the facing would come to the outside, the “Right-Sides-Together-seamstress” in me put it together the normal way. And I had already serged it. Oh well! It would have been SO cute though to have the contrasting facings on the outside!
I used a lovely Anna Maria Horner knit for this and a double needle for the finishes. J saw it and right away her face lit up – she’s a pink girl through and through!
Another favorite part is the shirttail hem. it’s SO worth the effort! Like I said, a basic shirt turned amazing with these fantastic details! I made up a size 2 (J is 3 1/2) with a teensy bit of length added to the sleeves, but it’s definitely on the roomy side still. For sure, use the measurement chart!
The Perfect Pattern Parcel #5 includes:
Knit Blazer by Peek-a-Boo Patterns (I’ve used that here)
Everyday Yoga Pant for Girls by Greenstyle
Asymmetrical Drape Top by EYMM
Playhouse Dress by Fishstick Designs
Mimi Dress and Shirt by Filles a Maman
And the BONUS PATTERN: Sunki Dress by Figgy’s
To get the Bonus Pattern:
Choose a price of $28 or greater for Parcel #5 and you will automatically also be sent the Bonus Pattern! The Bonus Pattern for this Parcel is the Sunki Dress by Figgy’s. Fun pockets, a stylish silhouette, plus make it in knit or woven. Double bonus! The pattern includes both size runs, so you get 18 months through a 16 tween sizing. This is awesome sauce!
How Pattern Parcel Works:
Here at Perfect Pattern Parcel, we believe in supporting independent pattern designers. It’s our opinion that indie patterns are just, well, better than big box patterns, and we’re pretty sure our customers think so too. So, we allow customers to show their support in naming their own price for each Parcel. We also encourage customers to allocate part of their Parcel price to the charity Donorschoose.org in order to help classrooms in need. Pattern Parcel donates all profits after expenses from Parcel sales to the charity as well. Together we’ve raised over $11,000 for classrooms in need!
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