Drummer found this piece of car fabric in my stash and his eyes got wide as headlights as he snatched it up and ran off. I was so pleased that my fabric-loving gene had been passed to him when he came wandering back in and threw it on the floor, announcing, "it's boken."I'm not really sure what he was expecting it to do, per se, but I tried to rally his excitement once more by asking if he'd like me to make him a shirt out of it. That was just the thing to bring back his smile before it was naptime.
I knew I wasn't going to get to it right away, so I hid it on my ironing board (that thing swallows everything!) I got him up from his nap a bit later and the first thing he inquired about was the car fabric.So. My Square Sequin Skirt had to wait while Drummer got his new Sunday shirt with and accent of stars.
He was pleased about the shirt. Not so pleased about having to model it after church.
It's a race to get Drummer dressed in the morning for Sunday. Okay, maybe it's just a race for me because I enjoy it so much, but he is my first boy, after all.It says all over the shirt in Hungarian "Don't be mad that I'm late" (thank you to instagram readers for the translation). Which turns out to be very apropos for this post. ;)
I used Burda Kids 9505 for the shirt, which I really love because the collar isn't just one piece like most of the patterns out there for a button up shirt. Having the two separate pieces is a bit more work, but folds so much more nicely that it's worth it. Plus, I love the contrasting fabric that peeks out, and how nicely it finishes.For the stitching, I went contrasting. But just one row of the orange didn't show up as much as I was hoping, so I used the triple stitch. On your machine it looks like it would make three separate stitches, but it just "traces" what it has sewn, making it look thicker. And you can't see it in the photos, but the glass buttons actually have a holographic car on them as well.
What we do to make our kids happy, right? ;)Perhaps I will have to make an occasion for my Square Sequin Skirt to be sewn.