I had such a blast on my first pattern test. And The Daughter got 3 new shirts of it. 😉 I learned so much about the process of getting PDF pattern ready for public sales. Talking to sewers all over the world as we worked on the same project made the globe seem a little smaller for the time.
Basic shirts aren’t always something that is seen as being fun and creative. Jill Miller changed the game with this one though. Boy or Girl, this shirt is going to be a great staple for any wardrobe. The shoulder color blocking and the Henley placket allows for customization galore. Then the three sleeves lengths and two hems options just take this shirt to the top of personalization.
This shirt, we call it ‘Bat Shirt’, was so much fun to plan. The fabric is Kimmel Snabric 2016 “Batty Blues.” I utilized basic cotton from JoAnn’s for the Henley placket and ruffle. The shoulder color blocking and neckband were made from leftover swim knit purchased years ago. Added a little dimension by cutting out bats and hand stitching them to different places.