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Monday, January 30, 2017

A shirt to celebrate sewing!

I love sewing with cotton fabric and this super high quality quilt fabric was so inspiring!  

Can you see the sewing machines printed on this?  How cute are they? 

Here is the pattern I used: It is the Roxy by StyleArc.  

Oversized shirt with back interest

I love the slightly over-sized fit, the dropped shoulder seam, the placket, roll-up sleeves and tab, and the pockets!  

I am pretty proud of that placket!  It has been a while since I made one and this one turned out great!

For some reason, I think this top looks best with the sleeves rolled.  

With my muslin, I tried to make this a size smaller, but it just looked silly.  This isn't meant to be more fitted, it has to be oversized to look 'right', so make your normal pattern size.

That little lower split back is pretty cute as well!

The high-low hemline is another design feature that I love!

I love my new blouse!  I used black plastic snaps I applied with my KAM pliers.  

I love my new top!  

Thanks for reading!


  1. Sue I love this top! It has many great stylish features. Where did you find that fabric? I love it!

    1. Hi Shirley, I found the fabric at a local quilt shop called quilt connections. Isn't it great?

  2. Sue, great shirt! And the print is fab!

  3. Love this shirt. This pattern didn't make much of an impression on me, but it has now!
    Lapping up pictures of snow too. We've just suffered through our hottest January on record 43C yesterday:(

    1. Thank you Paola! Ugh, 109F? That's awful!

  4. You should love it - it's so cute. I know we wear the same size - what size did you sew? I'm shopping for a new shirt pattern, this is really appealing, love that sassy back!

    1. Hi Coco, I sewed the size 12. For me, I tried making my muslin in a 10 but it just didn't look right. It is meant to be oversized so embrace it!