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4.02.2015

Me Made: Ikat Button-Up Shirt

I've been wanting some cute Ikat fabric for a looooooong time. I've been searching everywhere for Ikat fabric that I like and that isn't too pricey. Then Teresa from Dandelion Drift posted about a dress that she sewed from Target sheets. It was the answer to my long search. Why had I never thought of buying sheets for fabric? I do it at thrift stores all the time. Anyway, I copied her, but I decided to make a button up shirt instead.
Me Made: Ikat Button-Up Shirt
The fabric was great to work with. It has a good weight without being too stiff. I really love the navy and white combination. I'm only worried about the color fading quickly. Hopefully it fades tastefully. I was really proud of my pattern matching. The pocket almost blends in except for the topstitching and the matching along the front button placket is basically perfect.
I used the long sleeve blouse pattern from Burdastyle. I made the torso longer and lengthened the sleeves. I was surprised and how well I liked the fit without any alterations once it was put together.
I love wearing it by itself since it speaks well alone. But I'm preppy at heart and often wear it under a sweater. I'd wear button up shirts and sweaters while mixing patterns everyday if I could.
Me Made: Ikat Button-Up Shirt
This is technically my mock-up because I got some pretty dotted chambray for Christmas that I'm planning on making next. The fit turned out great with my flat pattern alterations, but I'm going to make a couple more alterations before I cut into my nice fabric.
If you've ever used a Burdastyle pattern you know how limited the instructions are. I was able to do all of the construction easily by myself except for the sleeve placket. I couldn't remember the construction from that last one I did on a button up shirt over five years ago. I was too lazy to look it up online to figure out how to do it, so I just did a simple continuous bound placket. It was a little fidgety, but it worked. I think for the next one I do I'll do a better sleeve placket.
Me Made: Ikat Button-Up Shirt
Heather

3 comments:

  1. This turned out so gorgeous! I love the print. Navy is one of my favorite colors. And using a sheet so smart. I was gifted a really awesome rainbow striped sheet that is going to be the bodice for some Paper Fan dresses from Anna Maria Horner for my girls for Easter. Or at least it will be once I get started.
    Job well done. I can't wait to see what you for the next shirt!

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  2. Your shirt turned out so cute... must remember sheets. https://chicenvelopements.wordpress.com/ The Renegade Seamstress posts on her jacket remake, but I love the sweater/shirt she is wearing.... not sure if she made or not, but it would be sooo cute to find a table cloth to make it out of. Not sure if you have seen her site or not. She has some cute stuff.

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  3. Your shirt turned out so cute... must remember sheets. https://chicenvelopements.wordpress.com/ The Renegade Seamstress posts on her jacket remake, but I love the sweater/shirt she is wearing.... not sure if she made or not, but it would be sooo cute to find a table cloth to make it out of. Not sure if you have seen her site or not. She has some cute stuff.

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