I am so excited to announce my first sew along tutorial! I am going to be posting step by step instructions on how to make this cute shirt:
I'll show you how to make your own pattern-and how to construct the placket, ruffle, button closure in back, collar, and sleeves. Does that sound like a lot? It's not bad, I promise! That's why I'm breaking it up into manageable, bite-size pieces. ;D
Starting October 18 (next week!), and running through the 22nd-each day will have a post with a tutorial for a new part of the shirt-and by Friday-you should have a completed shirt!
Day 1: Make the pattern and cut out pieces
Day 2: Bodice and placket
Day 3: Button closure
Day 4: Sleeves
Day 5: Hem, collar and buttons.
1/2 yrd-1 yard of fabric, depending on your child's size (a nice lightweight fabric works well)
1/4-1/2 yd or so of coordinating fabric for ruffle and collar
small piece of fabric for placket
1/8" elastic (a couple of inches)
3 buttons for front and 1 for back closure
Sewing stuff (machine, thread, iron, pins, seam ripper-just-in-case, rotary cutter, scissors, bias tape maker if you have one)
a loose(r) fitting shirt in your child's size
wrapping or tracing paper
So! If you're down for some sewin' every day next week and want to make a (super duper cute) shirt, then sign on up! Just leave a comment here on this post if you want to be a part of this sew-along. If you're shy, that's ok...you are more than welcome to sew along silently! Spread the word amongst your bloggy friends too! I would love to showcase the shirts you make on my blog :D
Here is the button code if you'd like one-just pop it into an HTML gadget!
ALright! The countdown begins!
Today I'm blogging over on the SEI Lifestyle blog with my silhouette tutorial!