Here is your first freebie for the month. And it will be free for this month ONLY!
This tutorial has been in the works for a long, long time. Example: The shirts my son is wearing in the photos were made for his 1st birthday in SEPTEMBER 2012!!! It has taken a while to get all the photos, the wording, etc, just right. But it has finally happened. So I want to offer this to my readers for free for the month of April. =)
I love my little man being dressed up for church…but I DETEST his dress shirt coming un-tucked from his pants. Now, to be fair, I found a similar shirt at Baby GAP which is where I got the idea. HOWEVER, it was a checkered black and white shirt…not a Sunday shirt, and it didn’t open all the way down the front so you had to pull it over his head (again, not helpful when you have a newborn). I honestly have never seen these sold anywhere. But they have made my life sooooo much easier.
The pattern that I’ve created fits from 0 – 18mo. In the photos above my son is 17mo old wearing 18 – 24mo clothes. The shirt still fits but is slightly tight around his tummy and is getting short under the bum, just so you get an idea of how big they go. I’m actually very sad about the fact that his shirts are too small and am considering making it even bigger. We’ll see. =)
WHAT YOU WILL FIND INSIDE:
– Colour photos of each step to help you along your way. I have tried to make the tutorial as simple as possible so that even a beginner sewer could stitch one up. I am not a professional seamstress by any means. I have learned as I went along. These dress shirts have taken quite a few turns before they have ended up with the pattern as it is today.
Each size of the pattern is clearly marked. You can trace it onto tissue paper so you can use it over and over with ease.
One shirt usually takes me about 3 – 3 1/2 hours from start to finish (buttons, everything). However, when making it for the first time it will take longer…so expect that this will take some time (even though it is simple!!!)
I am currently not making these shirts for resale. I have in the past and may, again, in the future. But, at this point in time I am not taking orders for them.
You may sell anything you make from the pattern, but I do ask that you respect the work I have put into the tutorial and (after the month of April) not share it or use the photos contained in it.
To download, click the link below OR go to “MY SHOP” and click on the picture. After April 30 the link below will expire and
You will need to contact me for payment info in order to download.
And, as always, feel free to contact me if you have questions.
Have fun! =)