Monday, May 02, 2016

MIla Shirt



Itch to Stitch Mila Shirt from Indiesew made in Style Maker Fabrics chambray


A chambray popover tunic, a nice basic for my closet and spring seemed like a perfect time to make one.  

The pattern I used is the Mila Shirt from Indiesew and I purchased it  in the
Winter Mini Collection 2016 but as the Bethiou Shirt, I just now got to making this. 

Itch to Stitch Mila Shirt from Indiesew made in Style Maker Fabrics chambray

Kennis of Itch to Stitch has the best placket instructions I have used and I am so happy how the placket turned out.  It looks  so professional and was so easy to make.  I did use smaller buttons than was recommended on the pattern.

The fabric is Chambray from Style Makers Fabric and it was perfect for this top.


Itch to Stitch Mila Shirt from Indiesew made in Style Maker Fabrics chambray- placket


The pattern includes pieces for cup sizes A to DD, I used a C and felt it was a good fit.  Even though in some of the pictures it looks funny on my right side.  I just did not have my top pulled down the best.  After all, look at the left side and it is just fine.  I went with a size 6 but after the first set of pictures, I felt like it was just too big in the waist and hips.  I took the Mila shirt in from the waist to the hips about 1/2" at the waist to 1" at the hips.

Here is a before


After - the side seams do not flare out so much and the shirt has a straighter look.  It is just like the saying a picture is worth a thousand words.  

Itch to Stitch Mila Shirt from Indiesew made in Style Maker Fabrics chambray- back view


Side view with sleeves down


Itch to Stitch Mila Shirt from Indiesew made in Style Maker Fabrics chambray- side view

Side view with sleeves rolled up.

Itch to Stitch Mila Shirt from Indiesew made in Style Maker Fabrics chambray- side view

I did not add any length to the top or the sleeves and it is just perfect.  I use a tripod and a remote to take my pictures and I don't mind that at all.  This method enables me to take my time and move around the yard and farm to get many pictures.  One thing I would change, the remote or camera would say, "hey, Lori, pull your top down, fix your hair, don't smile goofy or you have lipstick on your teeth!:  That is not something that is going to happen in the foreseeable future, so these things will happen on the blog and in my pictures!

Itch to Stitch Mila Shirt from Indiesew made in Style Maker Fabrics chambray
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11 comments:

  1. Love your new shirt Lori. I've tried looking for the placket tutorial on the website you mentioned but can't find it so would you mind putting up the link please as I always find plackets a nightmare. Thanks

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    1. Thanks, Kay, it isn't on the website - it is in the pattern.

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  2. What a great shirt! I love everything - fabric, style, fit. I'm definitely going to stretch my limited repertoire and go for this. You make stuff I want to wear, Lori :-)

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    1. You should make this top - it is a great one and easy to follow instructions. Thanks so much.

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  3. That is really smart-looking! I think I'll put it on my wish list as something to work towards as I'm improving my sewing skills. :)

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    1. Thanks, Nita, I like the slimmer fit of this popover shirt.

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  4. This looks so professional! I always have a hard time with plackets, and am intrigued as to how Kennis explains it to get it to turn out like yours. Great job!

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    1. Thanks, Ann, it is the best placket - nice instructions with many steps and illustrations.

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  5. I have this next on my list I have brought most of Kennis' patterns Love her styling. Time has been the problem but after "retiring" yesterday I am pumped to get sewing :)

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