Remember that cute dress I gave you a peek of last week? Well I chopped off the bottom of it, and hemmed it as a shirt and I LOVE it!
Indiesew kindly gave me the cabin pattern, and my first thought was to sew it into a cute shift dress. I sewed it up, added an inch in length, and then decided it was too short for me. I let it hang around for a while trying to decide what I wanted to do with it, and eventually landed on sewing it into a shirt!
This shirt fits great, and I’ve already received so many compliments on it! The pattern comes with a shirt length option and a shift dress option! I’m itching to make it again in the dress length (just a little bit longer next time)!
The fabric is Robert Kaufman double cloth that I grabbed from the Imagine Gnats shop. This stuff is dreamy! I love the weight of the fabric and definitely love the print!
So the cabin pattern…I definitely would recommend snatching it up! It walks you through flat felled seams, faux flat felled seams, bias tape, bust darts, weltless pockets. I’m at the point in sewing where I buy a pattern because I like the style, but I also treat the pattern like a little sewing class. I want to learn something new when I’m sewing! I learned plenty with this pattern and love all of the little details. I decided to finish my seams with faux flat felled seams because of the thickness of the fabric. I also finished my hem and neckline a little bit different than the pattern. I love the method that Rachael (from Imagine Gnats) uses on her Bess top pattern. (She also has a tutorial for this finish on the Sew Mama Sew site here.)
Phew…that was a lot of info. Here’s a breakdown!
Pattern :: Cabin, size C
Fabric :: Robert Kaufman Double Cloth