Sunday, February 6, 2011

Weekend Project: Some Sewing and a Celebration

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:

And who will be the recipient of this shirt?

Happy 1st Birthday to a very special boy! :)


mamafitz said...


you can finish that facing edge by stitching your fusible interfacing to it, RST, then turn and fuse. did that make sense? fred bloebaum used that technique on her athena blouse.

Unknown said...

Nice job matching your cf. and Mamafitz suggestion for finishing and interfacing in one step is perfect for this little shirt.

1 year old boys are so cute!

SunnyQ said...

He tried it on over the weekend - it's really close to fitting already!! :-) And of course it's adorable on him!!! :-) thank you Gwen!!!!! <3