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Made by a Fabricista: Coming Up Roses

 From vision to reality.

As we are headed into April, I can feel the spring breeze on the horizon and with that means fun time outside, be it eating brunch with friends on a terrace or going to the park on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.  I knew that I wanted to add some bright fun color into my spring wardrobe that I really haven't used and over a year. 

I had been eyeing this beautiful red stripe shirting with blue roses fabric for a while not knowing exactly what I wanted to do with it but knew that I was super drawn to it.   Once I picked it up, I decided to sketch out my ideas and went through my pattern stash to see what I could come up with.

For this project I used a vintage pattern See & Sew 5549.  It’s actually for a long sleep shirt that I then made some alterations to.  I lengthened the sleeves by an inch and extended the side slits up to the waistline because I knew that I would mostly be wearing this shirt open.  Also since I planned to wear it mostly open I only did buttonholes and buttons to the waistline instead of all the way down as the pattern instructed. 

Overall, this was a super quick shirt to make. I did add some my own favorite touches such as using biased binding in the hem and professional grade shirt interfacing in the collar.   The side seams are done with French seams and those that were not done with French seams were finished by my overlocker.  Due to the sleeves being permanently cuffed I just did too large double folds and then put some tacking stitches just to hold the cuffs up. 

I'm super excited to wear this when I'm going out again with friends and especially on those days when there is a beautiful breeze in the air this will have such great movement I can see it definitely working with jeans or changing it up with a nice pair of khakis and maybe even another type of shirt.

JULIAN  @juliancreates


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Comments

  1. What a gorgeous idea! That turned out really fantastic.

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  2. This looks great! Very smart to look beyond the pattern cover and see its potential.

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  3. I ❤ this. Thank you for the detailed notes on your planning and construction.

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  4. What a great shirt. I agree, the result is surprisingly versatile, maybe because the design is a classic and goes-with everything, but the fabric pattern adds delight. Be prepared for compliments!

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  5. LOVE the little detail of the bias binding in the hem! Great make!

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  6. This is a great idea and makes me want waffles with fresh berries. The curved edged treatment is a great method. Thanks for sharing.

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