I purchased some Stonehill Collection floral fabric from JoAnn’s a few months ago, I didn’t know what I was going to do with it but it was too cute to pass up. Late last month I happened to find myself at Old Navy looking at their spring kids collection and noticed the color scheme was very similar to the print I bought. Old Navy’s spring collection inspired me to make a shirt out of the print for my youngest.
I liked the simple understated style of Burda 9491 and decided to give it a go. I hate burda patterns, I have always had difficulty with them. This one was no exception. To make the pintucks you cut a square of fabric (via a pattern piece), stitch the tucks and then lay another pattern piece out to cut the yoke pieces. Well I did that, and my square of fabric came out a bit too small for the next pattern piece. I cut it out anyway and figured I’d play with the width of the front piece to make it work…well when I sewed them in they fit perfect. The mandarin collar was a bit tricky too- the piece didn’t fit quite right.
I’m happy with the way it turned out. I managed to sew it all in a day. I mentioned on instagram that sometimes I start projects because I have an over whelming urge to finish something. It can be very frustrating to go through your day completing tasks (like the laundry or cleaning the kitchen) that will need to be completed again and again through out the day. So, sometimes I ignore the chores (and the children) and work on something concrete that can be finished and stay finished!! It helps my sanity every once in a while to do this.
Big thanks to my husband who brought home take out for the grownups and for my kids who were satisfied with bagels and strawberries!