The pattern has two official looks, one with a V neck and one with buttons. I have been wanting to sew a perfect V for a while and was happy I could test this pattern. This time I behaved like a good student, not skipping any step (even adding another basting stitch) and I am very satisfied with the result. Especially Anne's advise to first baste the neck, check and seam rip, was very valuable! We all want to sew it right the first time, but taking out a basting stitch is so much easier than taking out a stretch stitch!
I went wild with my fabrics, my husband actually laughed out loud when she saw the mushroom version. He asked me where the hell did I find that fabric (stoffenelf). I totally understand his reaction, One and a half year ago my reaction would have been the same, now I love it! Fabrics are changing due to changing fashion and it really took me a while to get used to the photo print versions. But over time, seeing them in other projects really turned me around. This artichoke dress is still the most memorable dress in this category.
I first wanted to combine the mushroom fabric with red white polka dots (a left over from this project), but I feared that the result would be too girly. Therefore I went for a blue polka dot. Both kids like the mushroom shirt the best. I have a good amount left so I think that I willl combine it with the red and white polka dot for a next project. The fairytail fabric is from Lillestoff.
Both shirts are the same size, my son's size. The other testers were showing off sibling pictures so I decided to put the second shirt on my slightly bigger elder kid (this way I also avoided having to redress and reshoot my son). The prints are unisex anyway. She doesn't have much growth room, but it is perfect for now. She is eying the mushroom shirt as well, so it will not get much closet time for sure.
Although the buttons are functional, my kids can put the shirt on or off without using the buttons. In the smaller sizes the buttons will be very usefull though! When you are an efficient sewist like me, you can just cut the version of the buttons and fold it in half for the V-neck. No worries if you do not get it, when you buy the pattern you will understand.
The pattern is on sale during the weekend so hop over to Sofilantjes now! You could also pick up the Domi pattern to sew up the crazy quick pair of trousers my son is wearing.
I love to hear what you think of my creations. Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian).