The Chambray Addiction Shirt

Yesterday I talked about making my first real pattern from scratch.  Today, here is the final result!  I made a shirt!  And it fits!  And I did it all by myself (with the help of Cal Patch!)!

I had really been itching for a chambray button-up shirt.  I just love the way they look so casual but put together.  Also, I've apparently just been nuts for chambray for the last 6 months or so (evidenced here, here, and here).

I added a pocket on the left and some tabs to the sleeves so I could roll 'em on up.

Rosie the Riveter!
I've never been a huge fan of the button-up shirt, but now that I have a pattern that fits me just right...that opinion might be changing.
I'm starting to like it when Scott's behind the camera :)
Oh yeah, I also blatantly copied this outfit from J. Crew when getting dressed today.  Except I want her shoes.

Floral tulle mini


  1. I love it! You should do a regular feature on making clothes that look like J-crew or other stores like that for less!

  2. Wow! This is so awesome, you're an amazing seamstress and the shirt turned out beautifully!

  3. It turned out great, Val! I love it. I also love your poses and the fact that Scott was behind the camera.