Speaking of family love, I made a baby boy's shirt for my nephew Faris!! Yes, even I could not believe that I was brave enough to attempt it lol! If you ask me what am I afraid most in sewing I would say - collar and set in sleeves and boy, of course this shirt has both! It's a personal milestone for this sewing mama coz having no little boys in the house I never had the motivation to make one but when my sister lamented that it's hard for her to find baby's shirt made in high quality fabric I just forged ahead and yes, that is LOVE... :)
I used this shirt pattern by Carla C. The fabric is from Michael Miller. I like that the plaid is somehow funky and uneven so I don't have to worry much about the placement/alignment etc. The pattern is so unique because the shirt is fully lined! I mean, here in tropical Malaysia we rarely see fully lined shirts but I have to say the lining process actually saves me a lot of hemming/finishing work, that's a plus point.
As I mentioned, these are the two most difficult part for me to sew...and the fact that this is a teeny weeny 6-12 months size...not helping! Lol...but the result is wearable...because the uneven bits are well hidden either inside the shirt or at the back of the collar :D
I actually made this a day before our big family trip to Jakarta & Bandung, Indonesia last week. I will blog about it in a separate post as I didn't bring my camera and all photos are still in my dad's. Baby Faris wore it in Bandung, prefect weather as it is a highland area and quite chilly. Here's me holding baby Faris in his new shirt (pic from my sister's camera)....
So what do you think? Did I pass? :D