red leaf button down shirt

Added Nov 19, 2011

by foursquarewalls

Louisville, Kent...

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Description

This was my first attempt at a button-down shirt, or a top of any kind, really. For this project I snatched a Martha Stewart Living flat sheet from my parents’ guest room linen closet when I was housesitting (they didn’t mind). I thought the vertical pattern would be well-suited for shirting fabric.

I used New Look 6963, view C. It was a great pattern on which to practice buttonholes and collars. I only struggled with the back facing and some understitching issues. The shirt’s a bit boxy, so I only plan to wear it tucked in with higher-waisted skirts.

View more images on my blog.

Material Notes

100% cotton

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Blouse

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    Nov 22, 2011, 09.11 AMby tasallison

    great fabric choice…i’m starting out making shirts at the moment and i can tell you that yours is heaps better!! can’t wait to see what you make next :-)

    Allison

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    Nov 20, 2011, 06.32 PMby chedean

    Cute. Great skirt shirt!

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    Nov 19, 2011, 10.09 PMby camelia-crinoline

    It’s lovely. The print is so cute.

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    Nov 19, 2011, 08.31 PMby emily-marie

    so well done and adorable! just flipped through your blog and it’s adorable as well… following :)

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    Nov 19, 2011, 02.37 AMby MientjiB

    Pretty!

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