Saturday, April 4, 2009

A Church Shirt - Kwik Sew 3146

The “church shirt” is done! I made a shirt exactly like this for my son last spring. I think the fabric was about $1/yd at JoAnn’s a couple of years ago, so I have more than I really needed. So, one shirt last year, one this year, and there’s probably enough for one for next year yet. I probably won’t do that – I put the rest of the fabric on the “muslin” pile.

I certainly could have done better with the buttons, but I had these in my stash. Finishing the shirt today sounded good to me and I really didn’t want to bring all three kids to the fabric store with me to pick out some other ones. It’s incredible how many button cards they can pull off the hooks in a very short amount of time.

I cut the yoke on the bias. I don’t think I really like it that way, but I’m still on the fence. Hmmm…

This is another great Kwik Sew pattern (3146). I haven’t used it quite as many times as the T-shirt, but it’s not too far behind. Again, this one is very well drafted and all the design features are properly proportioned. The result is a collared, button-down shirt that is just like an adult’s, but in miniature. The long sleeve version has a real placket and cuff and there is even separate upper and under collar pattern pieces. Woohoo for Kwik Sew!

Next up, some girly clothes for my daughter. Pink, pink, pink….

1 comment:

  1. such a great job. looks so professional