Since I will be taking tomorrow off, I sewed for two hours today (quite the punishment, I tell you…)
I recently received my new Ottobre magazine in the mail. In case you aren’t familiar with it, it is a Finish magazine (but I subscribe in English!) that includes 40 different designs for babies to teens. They also focus heavily on boys, which is very refreshing!
I traced design # 11, Autumn Forest (issue 4/2014), which is a basic long sleeved knit top that has an optional button band or a gathered front. I choose the view with the band.
The fabric is a gorgeous Stenzo Euro knit that I purchased from L’Oiseau Fabrics (print here, dots here). This fabric is luxurious to sew with, and doesn’t fade or stretch out. Although it may be a bit pricier than some other fabrics, I know that I will be able to pass this shirt down to my younger daughter next year and it will still be in great shape.
I also had another piece of european fabric: a fat quarter of this lovely Stenzo knit, also from L’Oiseau Fabrics. The blue stars were perfect for a simple night dress, especially for my blue eyed girl.
I used the same pattern for the shirt, but cut the bodice as long as the piece of fabric I had allowed. I upcycled an men’s 3XL shirt that I found new at the thrift store for the rest of the night dress. For a finishing touch, I added a wee bit of Farbenmix ribbon to the neckline.