i've had this shirt in my (getting quite ridiculously large) to-be-finished project pile for awhile, just waiting for me to sew on the stringy strap thing. finally did it, mostly because i was afraid of sadie growing out of it before she got to wear the darn thing. inspired by an oliver and s pattern.
recognize the material? i used it for my camera strap cover and a skirt i made myself. can you tell i love it? it was a thrifting find. sorry to not get a good shot of the whole shirt, but sadie just WOULD NOT stand still while i was taking pictures. oh well.
i embroidered the little patch on the front, freehanding it...and basically made the rest of it the same way as my mandarin collared shirt, except for cutting a slit a third of the way down the front for her head, and covering said slit with a few pieces of fabric folded over, and of course adding the tie, sewed around the neck, and then down the ties. i love how it turned out, she looks so cute in it. (i say that about everything though, and yes, i understand i am biased.)