Kombi love - Butterick 5786

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Caitlyn has a thing for beat up old VW Kombi vans so when I saw this fabric on the Tessuti website I couldn't resist.
 


I wasn't sure what I was going to make and at $40 a meter I could only afford to purchase a single meter.  I don't usually spend a lot of money on fabric for the kids clothes because there's no guarantee they'll wear it, even when they've asked for it.  After a bit of discussion Caitlyn chose view A of Butterick 5786, a button through shirt with hem detailing.  I was just happy that I'd bought the smaller size range so I didn't have to do any grading.


I made a straight size 8 and cut 18.5cm off the back length of the shirt.  I had planned on smoothing the side seams to retain the rounded look but Caitlyn liked the squared corners so we left it that way.  Of course once it was finished she tried to tell me she actually wanted it to have a collar and stand, but there was no way I was unpicking and adding in a collar.  By the time I did that this wouldn't have fit her at all.


As it is I'm not sure how much wear she's going to get out of it, the weather is starting to cool down in Melbourne and it won't be long before winter hits.  At the rate she's growing I doubt it will be long enough next summer!

9 comments:

SarahLizSewStyle said...

That's a lovely blouse - Lovely hemline. I hope the indian summer continues so that she can enjoy wearing it.

Gabrielle said...

Those Kombis look cool - great shirt! I am sure this will work brilliantly under a layer when the weather cools down too.

coco said...

Nice mom! and cute daughter and shirt :-)

fabric epiphanies said...

There is combo love going on here too. My daughter loves them to the point that if she could afford one, she would buy the real thing, not just the pressed metal version that hangs on her wall.

I like the shirt. I made a similar one for my daughter in spring. I still need to whip the sleeves off it as she no longer wants them. I haven't even blogged about it yet!

Perhaps if it is too short you could add a coordinating band to the bottom next summer!

Marie said...

Very cool looking shirt. I think it will with a bright cardigan over the top for cooler days.

Sharon said...
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Sharon said...

Oops lets try again.

Great combi shirt for your daughter she looks very happy with it!

katherine h said...

Groovy shirt! I never got around to telling you that I liked the dress in your previous post as well.

Zoe said...

I like the shirt and I love her beanie! If it's too long next summer, I would make a it a crop top to be worn with high waisted skirts/shorts.
We're having an Indian Summer in NZ too but slowly the rain is creeping in.