A few days ago, I picked up some remnant fabric at the "hoity toity" fabric shop ($3 for a smidgeon of fabric). I thought I'd just make DieselBaby some shorts - he can always use more shorts. Problem was that this fabric was a little too dressy for school shorts.
DieselDaddy started showing me shirts he thought would look good made out of the fabric -picture kaftan or something like this tunic this from Made By Rae. Little did DieselDaddy know, I'd been Celebrating the Boy and planned on making DieselBaby some new clothes.
So I got it in my little brain to make a shirt instead of shorts. No pattern... no problem. (See, I'm to cheap to actually buy a pattern, b/c what if it's too hard, or I don't like it, or...or...I'm a cheapskate.)
I found a button down shirt of DieselBaby's (that might actually fit. Who knows...he never wears it.). Traced that shape and then started splicing in my "ideas".
Voila!I used every last bit of that fabric. The contrasting inner is actually b/c I didn't have enough of the plain navy. I think the contrast gives it that added "pop".
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