As soon as I clapped eyes on this fabric, I knew I had to buy some. Isn’t it wonderful? It’s such a happy fabric!
I adore this shirt! I knew I’d love it before I even started sewing. It’s like the fabric and pattern got together and made the perfect baby 🙂
The pattern: Darling Ranges from Megan Nielsen. I chose the shirt variation (obviously). I really had fun sewing this – it was fairly simple and the instructions are great. I love the way the neckline is finished. There are no darts, nothing to interface or stabilise, and because it has a smocky shape I didn’t even have to grade the pattern down from the bust to fit it – no fuss at all. I made life a tad harder for myself because I wanted a line of bees sitting perfectly matched down the centre front. Check it out, guys! Nearly perfect!
The fabric: a really nice cotton poplin from Fabric Godmother. Sadly, I think they have sold out now.
The cost: I bought the fabric with a voucher I got for my birthday, so that didn’t cost me anything 🙂 I bought the pattern as a PDF for around £8, I think. The buttons were recycled from my striped dress – they work much better with this shirt, don’t you think? I already had the thread I needed as well, so that means it really did only cost me £8 for the pattern 🙂 Another bargain make!