Gone fishing

29 May

Back in March Leah asked me if I would make her a shirt like the one I made for her brother last summer:

Little One Yard Wonders - Western Shirt

Leah loves a proper shirt and I’d checked out the pattern, the largest size is for a 6 yr old, Leah is almost 8 but smaller than most of her classmates and the chest measurements on the size chart were similar to hers.  It’s her birthday next month so I made this my goal for May’s ALYoF as I had done nothing except ask Leah to choose fabric from stash:

Fabric pull for Western Shirt

You might remember me making the Western Shirt last year and it being a nightmare, it was because there was an error in the pattern.  It’s has been corrected now, the corrections is on the Storey website.  However I found this shirt even trickier than the first!  I don’t understand why but I don’t think I will use this pattern again. I’ve since realised that I have a similar child’s shirt pattern in my Liberty Love book – so I’ll be investigating that.

In theory it should be possible to make all the patterns in the Little One Yard Wonders book from a yard, for the size 6 shirt it states that you need 60″ wide fabric which I think is sort of cheating. But we had already decided to use a different fabric for the pockets and I managed to get all the pattern pieces out of 1 yard of 44″ wide fabric:


This doesn’t quite show you how, but this was the basic layout with a bit of manoeuvring of fabric after cutting the main pieces.

I used some lovely blue snaps/poppers that I bought in a job lot from the car boot sale last year:


Anyway the size is great on Leah and she is delighted with it:


I think she has worn almost every day since I finished it last week! Yes, I will have to prise it off her to be washed:



This was on my 2nd quarter FAL list  so another tick off that, I’ll be linking this post up at the end of June.

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7 Replies to “Gone fishing

  1. Love the bubble pockets and the fish print shirt!!!!
    And the scraps will make a great bag!

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