Amanda is a Hamilton, ON based watercolour painter, sewing instructor, knitter, mother, and generally crafty person!

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Happiest Button-Down I Have Ever Seen

Happiest Button-Down I Have Ever Seen

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Ahhhh! I love this shirt! If a shirt were happiness, it would be this shirt. 

Made myself a Grainline Studios Archer Shirt after seeing them all over the sewing blogs. It seemed like the perfect loose fitting "boyfriend" style of shirt (except I, ah, made it out of a bright yellow floral that Jay would never in a million years choose).

I love the pleat on the back, even though it might be the least flattering aspect of this shirt, for my figure.

I love the pleat on the back, even though it might be the least flattering aspect of this shirt, for my figure.

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I put a little piece of another fabric in the inside yoke. It makes me happy to know it's there, like a little surprise that most people won't know about. 

Construction was pretty smooth, in fact, the most smooth ever. That is one well made pattern. I don't think I have ever had things line up as neatly as with this shirt. I added two inches to the length and cut a 16, grading out to an 18 at the hips since the final measurements sounded like I could use the extra hip room. 

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I am super excited about my button choice. We went to Nova Sewing on Ottawa street (they have the best buttons!) where Jay picked out some buttons for the shirt I am making him and I found this kind of art deco plastic white buttons. 

I feel like picking out really special details like the buttons is what makes having sewn this myself super worthwhile. 

I really like the shape of this shirt for casual stuff... I definitely need a plaid flannel one, now! 

Finn is making his "WHY ARE WE NOT PLAYING BALL" face and I am mocking it. Mockery is kind of lost on him, but I do it anyways. 

Finn is making his "WHY ARE WE NOT PLAYING BALL" face and I am mocking it. Mockery is kind of lost on him, but I do it anyways. 


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