I Sewed :: The Cabin Pattern

Cabin Pattern :: Dandelion Drift

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!

Cabin Pattern :: Dandelion Drift

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!

Cabin Pattern :: Dandelion Drift

Cabin Pattern :: Dandelion Drift

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)!

Cabin Pattern :: Dandelion Drift

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!

Cabin Pattern :: Dandelion Drift Cabin Pattern :: Dandelion Drift

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.)

Cabin Pattern :: Dandelion Drift

Phew…that was a lot of info.  Here’s a breakdown!

Pattern :: Cabin, size C

Fabric :: Robert Kaufman Double Cloth

Outfit Breakdown :: Kut from the Kloth Jeans, Cabin Shirt, Converse Shoes

  • http://naeh-connection.blogspot.de Annika

    You look fabulous. These colours are so great and I really love that this top has welt pockets. How fun!

    • Teresa

      Thanks Annika! I’m smitten with this top. I’ll definitely make this pattern again!

  • http://two-many.blogspot.com Renee

    What a fun top! The colors are beautiful. I love how it looks basic and then you see the details like the back and pockets.

    • Teresa

      Yay…I thought the same thing Renee. Thanks :)

  • http://aclosetfullofposies.blogspot.ca/ Melissa

    Oh, that is adorable! I love those pockets and the fabric is just perfect. I’m off to order mine today!

    Can’t wait to see your next iteration of the dress length!

    • Teresa

      I know, I just need to find more time to sew!

  • http://Olga-kidapproved.blogspot.com Olga Becker

    Very cute! You look great!

    • Teresa

      Yay..thanks Olga!

  • http://Bedlamandbird.wordpress.com Sandesh

    Love that fabric and it looks fantastic With that pattern, all the details make it. What a great make!!

    • Teresa

      Oh this fabric is amazing!

  • http://Helloholli.com Holli

    Ooh I love this! Hadn’t seen this pattern before, now I think I might need it!

    • Teresa

      I’m happy to enable anyone’s fabric buying desires :)

  • http://www.whileshesleeping.blogpost.com.au Jenya

    The top looks wonderful on you. Love the colour and all the small details (and may I just especially note the pockets).

    • Teresa

      Aren’t these pockets great!

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  • http://chrisanderinkeith.blogspot.com Erin Keith

    It looks great Teresa!! I loved the post where you realized it was a little too short. I laughed at your picture in the mirror-a great capture! But I agree, very flattering fit and the print is super cute. Great job. :)

    • Teresa

      Ha…thanks Erin! I can’t wait to sew a few more of these!

  • http://www.craftyashleyb.com Crafty Ashley B

    Such a wonderful top! Completely love the fit on you!

    • Teresa

      Thanks Ashley…I plan to make a few more of this pattern :)

  • http://maeandk.com/ Maegen Foster

    Super cute! Love the fabric too. So glad you didn’t give up on it :)