Mint Shirt

I’ve had some patchwork cotton fabric at home, waiting to be used. I don’t do patchwork. At least, I never did and I don’t intend yet to make patchwork, though I do admire people who do. They have my great respect.

So anyway, here it was, this gorgeous mint fabric by Riley Blake, Good Natured Dandelion Mint. And I really really wanted to make a shirt for Liv out of it.

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Funny thing, I actually thought I was ordering Jersey fabric there. I guess I didn’t read the description very well. Sadly, Riley Blake doesn’t do jersey (as far as I know), which is a shame really, because the prints are awesome.

I used the same pattern from Burda Style as for the Elephant Shirt. I do really like that pattern. It fits her so nicely.

 

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Oh, well… I should have ironed the shirt before taking the photos…

Because I had only a narrow piece of fabric (I think it was only 40 centimeters), it was missing just a few centimeters for the front piece. So I altered the pattern a little bit, and cut it in two pieces with a little V-part. This way I could cut that part extra and extend the missing fabric.

 

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I actually wanted to make it narrower on the sides, after I put it on her for the first time. Somehow I just never got to do it. Those little tweaks and mendings always get to wait the longest on my table, before they get done…

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The patchwork cotton doesn’t fall as prettily as the jersey verion I made. Of course. It is a little bit stiff. Nevertheless, I do like it. And it was ok for summer.

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