Thursday, March 10, 2011

Good morning, sunshine!

I finished my assignment for Shirt Neckline Plackets last night.  Just in time for this guy to wear to bed.

I used two patterns to build off for my design of what I wanted.  The Simplicity 5874 gave me the bottoms.  I added cuffs with piping and a drawstring waistband rather than the elastic.  The vintage Simplicity 7319 is one of my favorite thrift store finds.  One day I will make the actual shirt, on pattern, but yesterday it helped me get the curved hem that I wanted.  I cut the front as one piece, ditched the collar, used a bias binding rather than hemming, and…IMG_2063[1]added a neckline placketIMG_2046And seriously folks, I feel very much redeemed with this execution of the placket.  MUCH better than my first attempt.  I think the trick is to not actually cut out the placket area from the shirt front, rather just cut a slit down the length of the finished opening. 

My son said they were “awesome comfortable” to wear last night.  Here is a fun reenactment we did this morning of how this kid sleeps…

He’s much easier to cuddle awake than when he’s sleeping.  Well, sometimes…


Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home said...

Great job on the placket! They do look awesome comfortable:).

Reno said...

Great way to start my day. Now I wish I would have kept all my old children's patterns for you.

An Ivory Beauty said...

these look so cozy! lol my son is the opposite. He only stops moving if he's asleep!

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