This time last year, I would have been scared to sew a button down. Mostly, thanks to some Archer sewing, I have conquered that fear and button down shirts don’t make me shake in my boots anymore! Amazing, huh!
Shannon, from Little Kids Grow, put out a call for testers to test her first ever pattern, a modern button down shirt with many options! Being all confident, I raised my hand and she picked me (it probably didn’t go much like that, but it kind of feels that way!). I think it’s kind of neat how much my sewing skills have improved with all of the sewing I have been doing this year!
Well, I am so glad that I tested this pattern, it is great! It is one of those patterns that is such a good basic, I can see myself using it over and over again. For Sweet Pea’s shirt I wanted to do a little color blocking. And Shannon walks you through that, which is perfect because I had just a bit of each of these fabrics left, just enough to squeeze this shirt onto.
Bubba’s shirt was made from one of Josh’s old dress shirts. It had a stain on the front of it, so I cut the pattern out right around the stain, and voila, a perfectly new shirt for Bubba! I love the cuff tabs that are included in this pattern!
Oh, I should tell you her pattern line is called Peaches and Peanuts (cute, right) and the Jack and Jill pattern is available for a deep discount today and tomorrow. Take a look at her shop here and you can read a little write up on the pattern over at Pattern Revolution.