Monday, November 1, 2010

Sadie Shirt No. 2

As you know, two weeks ago I participated in the Craftiness is not Optional Sadie Shirt Sew-Along and made a shirt for my three year old. I had so much fun that I decided to sew one for my nine month old, too. Wow, nine months old tomorrow, where is the time going? Here is the result...


I love the Yui Kokeshi Alexander Henry fabric on the bottom. I bought it a few weeks ago without any particular project in mind, and I'm glad I decided to use it for this shirt.


This time I made a little modification. Instead of using one fabric for both the bodice and the bottom of the front of the shirt, I used two different fabrics. I also took the pattern I created for the back and cut it into two pieces so it matched the front.



I cut fabric for the placket ruffles and neckline three different times... I kept changing my mind. I started with a dark pink and then the Yui Kokeshi fabric. I'm glad I finally settled on the black and white floral print. I think the bottom of the shirt is so busy that I really didn't need any extra color on the bodice.


And I love the little flower buttons. They matched the fabric so well.


I finished it after the girls went to bed last night. When my youngest woke up this morning, I showed her the shirt. She got a big smile on her face. It was probably gas, but it made me feel good.


She seems to like it. The sleeves are a little slim (this girl has big guns), but they don't seem to bother her. She can move around in it just fine.


I love both Sadie Shirts that I made, and the second shirt went so quickly after having made the first. If you are considering trying it, go for it! It's a really satisfying project.

I guess it's time to start thinking about Thanksgiving! Actually, I need to start thinking about Christmas! I hope to put together the list of handmade gifts I want to make and post it later this week or early next week. That way I can hold myself accountable for getting them done, and I can give you some ideas for gifts to make. Also, I have a big announcement coming later this week, so be looking for that. Thanks for stopping by today!





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15 comments:

Rebecca@This Present Life said...

I looooove this shirt! The fabric is super cute and I love it with the black top. Great job!

Saw you at Polly Want a Crafter!

Amy said...

Very cute shirt! I love that fabric too! And you were definitely right about the black and white trim- it's just perfect!

Jess said...

its adorable!! you're churning them out! hehe

Kristin said...

It's adorable!!! You've done a great job!!!

Maddie Lumpkin said...

So cute!!! You are so talented,

Naturally Carol said...

I love that Yui Kokeshi fabric! Your little girl looks very sweet in her new shirt.

Laura@Corner House said...

This is so cute. I love the fabric.

Me? A Mom? said...

oh that's super cute. Sew for them while they don't have an opinion yet! :)

Elizabeth D. said...

Oh how I love Alexander Henry! Adorable top!

Kera said...

I love how you changed it up a bit. It is super cute! I guess it's time for me to make one for my little.

Nikki said...

That shirt is to die for!! I LOVE the Japanese fabric, and those buttons!! Great work!!

Quiltstory said...

AH!!! That is so cute! Love it. We're following now too, and thanks for linking up :)

Hollie said...

Super cute!

alissa said...

oh, that little shirt is just adorable! I love all the detail, especially those little buttons.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

It's funny, I saw that AH fabric a couple of months ago and thought it would be perfect for a girls shirt. You have totally confirmed it. Great job on this.

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