Here is my entry for this month's Carefree Clothes for Girls sew-a-long, hosted by Elemental Stitches.
I altered the pattern by using a decorative stitch on my machine to embroider around the arm and neck holes. This was the first time I've had a fit issue with a pattern from this book, but the too-wide neckline was easily brought in with a small inverted box pleat. I actually think it makes the shirt. Aren't mistakes the best? Then I added three sweet little buttons and was done!
The perfect lightweight top for these scorching summer days, and a great under-layer for sweaters in the fall.
Z seems to like it too.
Does anybody get the niggling feeling that something is missing? Well, let me put your mind at ease. That faint idea that all is not right in the world that's been keeping you up at night for the last few months is that I did not participate in Month 3 of this sew-a-long. Shocking! But, that also gives me a great segue with which to tell you that this is a perfect reason to sew along with this sew-a-long. You don't have to do anything you don't want to do! Last month's pattern was a multi-layered skirt that my daughter simply didn't need in her wardrobe. I thought it was overly fussy for everyday (not in the least, shall we say, carefree, but would actually make a beautiful flower girl or junior bridesmaid's skirt with the right fabric.)
So, since I didn't want to make it, guess what.... I didn't! See how easy that is? That's why you should definitely stop procrastinating and join us already! Make what you want, don't make what you don't. And right now your odds of winning one month are pretty high too!