Beachy Boatneck Flip

Beachy Boatneck Flip {{}}

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!

Beachy Boatneck Flip {{}}

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.

Beachy Boatneck Flip {{}}

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.

Beachy Boatneck Flip {{}}

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.

Beachy Boatneck Flip {{}}

I also added a little scrap piece of leather-look fabric to the top of one sleeve.

Beachy Boatneck Flip {{}}

I really wanted to add the welt pockets, but the stripe fabric is way too thin to support them!

Beachy Boatneck Flip {{}}

I kept the hem. I love the curve in it.

Channeling Blue Steel...

Channeling Blue Steel…

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 :)

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  1. JessiBerry says:

    Love the flip! Great job! I have the pattern and trying to decide what to do with it… Cute inspiration shirt too! Why pay $60 for it when you can recreate it yourself?!? Awesome!!!

  2. Frances Suzanne says:

    Oooooh, I like it – and such a fabulous job recreating the one you pinned!! Great idea to use the curved neck facing both inside and outside, and the cuff area on the sleeves added another dimension to it too!

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