The “Is it Spring Already?” Shirt
Fabric: Thrifted bed sheet ~ $1.50
Pattern: Butterick 6887 ~$5.00
Notions: Vintage button ~ $.08
Time to complete: 2 hours
First worn: January 2012
Wear again? Yes!
Total Cost: $6.58
As you can probably tell I LOVE bright colors. On this particular day these photos were taken it was a mess outside. Rainy and cold, and as I started to think about this challenge, I decided that it was time to make something entirely season inappropiate! :D
Enter bright turquoise earrings I purchased a few months back at an antique store and a pair of bright turquoise shoes that I wore for my wedding. I haven’t worn these shoes since my wedding back in 2008. I feel like this is a tragedy. Fortunately I think the printed bed sheet used to make this top and bright green linen skirt I made a few months back work perfectly with my chosen accesories.
Making up this shirt was a breeze. It’s a biased cut shirt with three collar variations. I made up the rolled collar version (View B) but will definitely be making up the others. Thankfully I didn’t need to make any alterations just changed the dart placement a bit. Less “vintage” placement. Also, no zipper! It called for one but there was absolutely no reason to add one as it’s a bit stretchy. I added a vintage button at the collar since a bungled up the finishing on that a bit.. Note to self: Read directions sometimes why don’t ya. But the button hides it well and looks pretty cute
I also omitted the facings and used bias binding to finish off the collar which I prefer over facings. If I hate inserting sleeves the most, making facings is a close second. The rest of the seams are serged.
Overall I’m really happy with this make even though my husband thinks it’s strange to wear a bed sheet. But what does he know.