Fidge and I were at Hobby Lobby on Saturday looking for some fabric for a teacher gift, and she spotted (ha! Punny) a brown and pink and green dotted knit. And she wanted another shirt. I've never sewn knit with any kind of success, but I thought it was time to stretch my wings. (HA! Still punny.)
Enter Butterick 5199, my confidence-building go-to pattern. You know what? Stretch doesn't have to be scary.
- shortened the length of the top
- added a ruffle to the bottom
- shortened the sleeves (but not as short as the last one.)
- Note: I ALWAYS shorten the length of the neckline elastic. For some reason, this pattern calls for enough elastic to make this an off-the-shoulder top. Not really what I'm going for here.
- Instead of hemming the bottom of the ruffle, I took my zig-zag stitch and went around the edge to finish it off a bit. I did a wide zig-zag on a short-to-medium stitch length.
Fidget was too busy pretending to be a rocket ship this morning to give me some decent shots before she went to preschool, but I'm pretty sure you get the idea.
My eldest also thinks this paticular shirt has 'Clown' potential, but we should be okay if Fidge avoids wearing it with stretch pants. Duly noted, resident fashionista extraordinaire. (she's probably right.)