Animals are such agreeable friends -
they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
~ George Eliot
Well, life is still pretty out-of-control around here, but I did manage to squeeze in a few minutes and get started on a project. It's a shirt for a little boy. I used a pattern I've had floating around in my sewing room for about 8 years.
Like my husband's favorite Hawaiian shirt pattern, the front piece incorporates a fold-over facing. But this one only folds over once (so you need to finish the edges) and it folds as far back as the shoulder seam. (More on this later.)
I love the fabric - it is a boldly colored print full of fun animal families:
I haven't finished it yet - I just had time to do the neckline stay stitching, finish the facing edges, add the pocket and the shoulder seams.
As always, the pockets are my favorite part of these shirts - here's the image I picked for this pocket: