Sometimes I think I’m like a puppy – I just keep shaking that new toy. I mentioned in an earlier post that the top from the Butterick 6296 pajama pattern would make a great camp shirt. I had a large remnant of Michael Miller cotton couture in the stash, so I decided to give it a go. Bingo! It’s really cute.
A couple pics with the shirt worn outside – I had to take these first since I knew it would get all wrinkly once I tucked it in my britches.
I used the cutting line from View A, which is shorter, and then shortened it another 2″, using the scientific eyeballing method and the back length of my TSW Trio Shirt.
I did want to ditch the PJ look as much as possible, so I didn’t use edging detail on the sleeve band. Instead, I added a curved corner to each end of the band, and then attached it ‘upside down’.
I really like this small, easy change. It also occurred to me that it also would be simple to widen the band and create a cuff.
No changes to the collar – it’s so pretty, and I like it much more than a pointed collar. It’s a generous width and really behaves. No fear of flying with this convertible collar style – without a collar band, collars are very easy to sew.
A couple more pics. It’s way too hot now for jeans, but these are my favorites. I made them several years ago in mid-weight denim, using the McCalls 6291 cargo pants pattern (great for shorts as well).
Well, I think I’m done with this pattern for a while – but it was fun trying various looks with it. And I love my PJ sets. I’m giving it 5 stars!
Parting shots – it’s Mother’s Day! From my dear not-so-little ones…
David sent these incredible flowers from my favorite florist, ‘Art of Flowers’. For years he sent me orchids, which kept expiring under my care. A hit to my gardener ego, but in reality, orchids from florists are tender. They’ve been handled way too much, chilled, warmed, and mushed. I love getting flowers – my living room smells heavenly.
From my creative Ashley, a precious memory of dancing together in the kitchen…
Hope this special day brings nice memories to all – Bye for now, Coco