Added Apr 13, 2012
Salt Lake City, ...
This is my version of Megan Nielsen’s Banksia sewing pattern. I like it when you can make something from a small amount of pattern pieces. I whipped this number out in a day, which I found amazing because normally I tend to allow projects to sit for a day or two on things like hemming and the like (I hate hemming, because then it means the project is usually over).
I altered the pattern with my sloper (this is becoming a rather invaluable tool) and then proceeded to cut it out in this strawberry coloured linen which I procured from a local fabric shop. It stitched up really quickly! I was a little shaky when it came to the placket, but the directions were quite spot on and I found the insertion quite easy to do. The buttons were from the stash and if I do say so myself, their oversized size makes for a rather Anthropologie-esque feel. Kinda cute right? I misjudged the length for this thing – something I’ve fixed for a future round, but I’m happy to report that adding a band of fabric to the bottom for increased length only means that I’m resourceful rather than dismayed that I didn’t get every single thing perfectly right. Right?
I don’t know about you, but I’m aching for a strawberry smoothie just about now… As always, you can read more on my blog!
strawberry coloured linen, thread, buttons
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