Update 3/25/13: YOU GUYS! My look won the sew along this month! I’m just a little excited! Thank you to everyone who checked it out and left such nice comments :)
I found this shirt on Jacadi a while ago (it looks like it’s not available anymore) and pinned it because I liked the look, but there is no way I was paying over $60 on a white shirt for my kid!
I got this gray and orangey-red stripe and some super soft gray knit from Girl Charlee. The grays don’t match perfectly, but close enough for a two year old.
The shirt is, obviously, the Beachy Boatneck by Blank Slate. I drafted new curved facings from the originals. I cut two of each and layered them so they are on the inside and outside of the shirt and they finish the neckline.
The cuffs are added to the bottom of the sleeves to lengthen them. I could have lengthened the sleeve another inch or two, but it works. They come to a point in the middle of the sleeve and there are three wood buttons on each.
I also added a little scrap piece of leather-look fabric to the top of one sleeve.
I really wanted to add the welt pockets, but the stripe fabric is way too thin to support them!
I kept the hem. I love the curve in it.
I’ll be linking this up to Frances Suzanne’s Flip this Pattern. I even have a second flip that I’ll be sharing as soon as I get some pictures of it :)