Woodlands Unicorns

My little sewing/crafting break has been nice but I’ve started to miss it and made some time for myself in the studio this week.

The Sew Liberated Woodlands Shirt pattern has been on my cutting table for a couple of weeks, along with the fabric (beautiful unicorns from the Far, Far Away line by Heather Ross for Kokka). I finally remembered to wash the fabric, so it seemed liked perfect timing to whip up a cute little shirt for my little sweetie.

If you have not touched the Kokka double gauze, you’re missing out. It’s so beautiful and soft, really just a gorgeous fabric. Sewing with it was easy peasey and the weight of the fabric is just perfect for clothes. I think I need to pick up some more for spring and summer sewing.

I really like how the top turned out, although I wish I had added some length to the sleeves and bodice. Miss L is a size 5 but has a long torso, which made this shirt a perfect fit for her — as long as I did a narrow hem (unlike the nice double-stitched hem called for in the pattern directions).

I almost left off the funky buttons but decided the shirt would look even cuter with them. I’m glad I did! They’re really fun and Liesl loves them. She also likes that she can manage the snaps all by her big girl self. Yes, the independence thing is a big one around here!

I’m looking forward to making this top again, maybe in more of this sweet double gauze or even some of the Anna Maria Horner voile. It’s a nice, easy-to-wear piece and flattering, too.