Happy Easter! Happy Earth Day! And Happy Birthday to my boy, whose birthday overshadows everything within a 1-week vicinity:
There's something about a sewing challenge that I especially love. When I have enough fabric, when the pattern is a perfect fit out of the envelope, when the stars all shine down on a project, I kind of get bored. Sometimes I'm so bored I don't even start! Ridiculous. A few months back, I purchased a yard remnant of Alexander Henry cotton from the remnant bin at The Common Thread, because it was really cute, and a few days later I found a half yard of gray cotton with white polka dots from the remnant bin at Hancock. Even though they were both quilting cottons, I knew they were destined to become one in the form of a shirt -- nee, a statement shirt -- somehow, from those two meager remnants.
It's basically Simplicity 4179, with a modified front placket, longer length, and no back darts. It's an Easter shirt because of the crazy hen/ rooster print, and an Earth Day shirt because it was made from the leftovers of two bolts of fabric (and vintage buttons from a recent estate sale button bag purchase -- score!). It's yet another article of clothing that kind of makes ME look like an 8-year-old, but hey. In another 10 years I will look insane wearing it, so for now, no sweat. ;)
BTW any ideas on why the top of the placket rolls forward? Is my interfacing for the collar too stiff? Is the interfacing on the front placket too floppy? Have a super week!