cap sleeve shirt

May 26th, 2009

After my small success with the japanese bag pattern, I thought I’d tackle a more difficult japanese pattern. This pattern is from the summer 2008 edition of Cotton Friend (I got it on etsy here). There was a picture for every step, which made it feel a little like cheating (even though I had to read the steps top to bottom and right to left which was totally disorienting). Why can’t all patterns be made for visual learners like me? The armscyes were a little tricky and I have about 5 messed up necklines cut out, but I figured it out and it fits! There is a matching pattern for mama in the magazine, but this mama is pretty pregnant so I think matching my kid would look extra silly now, but maybe next summer…

A friend of mine started a blog a while back called darts and tarts, documenting her (and her friend’s) mad clothes making skills–like this awesomeness–so go check them out.

Posted in sewing clothes.

8 Responses to cap sleeve shirt

  1. Jane says:

    Great shirt! Can you tell me what that lovely fabric is???

  2. Katherine says:

    What a sweet top!

  3. Angie says:

    That’s so cute!

  4. Nicky says:

    That is so cute! I love the fabrics you have chosen. And the little ribbon is the perfect final touch!

  5. debbie says:

    thats lovely! and i also want to mention how much i adore your horse coat hook – wonderful!

  6. Victoria says:

    What a sweet top, and what a great hook to hang it from! I am a visual learner too, and patterns with written instructions give me a headache.
    Great job!

  7. Rach says:

    Very sweet little top. I struggle with most patterns…

  8. Anna says:

    it’s lovely, beautiful fabric