Friday, March 20, 2009

Butterick 5119 - Finished

So I made a Miss Chris shirt for Spenser on Saturday. It was pretty simple, but the elastic casing for the sleeves made me want to say something bad. But I didn't.

In my usual Lera way, I made it a teensy bit too big. I need to make the elastic in the neck shorter so it stays on her shoulders better. And it seems very wide. And short. At the same time. I think I might lengthen the next one I make (and do the sleeves differently, too).

I used some multi-colored polka dot fabric. (I think it's Alexander Henry Pop Dots.) I've had it in my stash for a couple of years. I thought the fabric would be very versatile with all the different color dots. Now I'm thinking it looks like a clown's shirt.

What do you think ... cute? or clownish?

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Have a great weekend. I have my first 5K tomorrow morning! Yikes!

24 comments:

Kris said...

Cute! Possibly clownish on a hanger, but definitely cute on your little sweetie! Nice job!

Brenda said...

I'm sure it won't be so clownish with jeans. Good luck on your run.

nikko said...

Good luck with the run. I like the shirt, but I'm not in love with it... I'm sure it looks better on Spenser than on the hanger. :o)

Valerie said...

Definitely cute (unless you pair it with oversized shoes or a red nose ;) )

Katie Jean said...

I think it's cute!!

Good luck on your race. Run like the wind!!!!!!!!

christy said...

cute not clownish. dots would have to be bigger and same size to be clownish.

mlc2boys said...
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mlc2boys said...

Would have NEVER thought clown unless you mentioned it- very updated classic little girl. Makes me wish I had a daughter to sew for- boys' clothes are so boring! Good luck runnin'!

beki said...

Clown never popped into my head, I think it looks just fine!

Good luck tomorrow :)

MoonDog said...

I think its absolutely adorable!!

Melissa said...

Cute!! Definitely cute!

Jessica said...

I think the shirt is cute! I can't wait until its my turn to make cute little girl clothes ~ sigh..maybe someday!

Good Luck on your run! I hope to do a 5k at some point during the summer. I guess that means I better go dust off my running shoes, eh?

Myrnie said...

Definitely cute :) Just tutes has a peasant shirt tutorial I've been meaning to try out for Ernie...if it doesn't work, now I know which pattern to go pick up! Thanks for sharing, and good luck on your run!

misschris said...

Not the least bit clownish, Lera.

It is kind of a full top, and I usually cut mine a little on the long side, just in case. Fidget is long waisted, so I always adjust for that anyway. What happened with the arm casing? I'm so curious about what got your motor running.

Good luck tomorrow! xo

Sarah and Jack said...

Well, I would like to vote cute, but I cant possibly vote without seeing it on her. :-)

paperseed said...

OMG - SO CUTE! I love the fabric choice. Don't feel that it looks clownish. I would probably pair it with simple, solid color pants, though. ;-)

Aunt LoLo said...

Definitely CUTE! Are you running in DC tomorrow? Two of my friends from my ward are driving out to run in DC tomorrow - good luck!!

Liz said...

I think it looks adorable!

Starry said...

hi, love the shirt but I really really love your totes! I am a bag fanatic so that explains it...
I found your blog thru someone else's now I love it.
best wishes, Starry

Katie said...

That shirt is precious.

Heide said...

Are you kidding? Very very very cute!

cici said...

i didn't think clown until you mentioned it. i think you should cut the elastic off and make it a regular, hemmed sleeve. then absolutley no clown.

Stacey said...

Very cute...of course! :) I have a few questions to ask you as well....can I e-mail you?

amandajean said...

definitely CUTE!!! what size did you make again?