Pink Gingham Wrap Shirt

Posted by The Tall Mama
In support of the McGrath Foundation we’re painting the town pink!
 
To show my support for this remarkable cause I will be proudly wearing pink.  Who doesn’t love a great excuse to make something new?!
 
This 90’s McCall’s wrap shirt pattern had been on my “to make” list for a long time.  I love the classic styling of a wrap shirt, it’s a little more interesting than the plain button shirts I usually wear.  I knew immediately that I would be adding length to the pattern, not only because I’m tall but because I just don’t like having my tummy exposed.  I would feel uncomfortable & constantly be trying to pull it down!

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To add length I simply added 5cm to the pattern pieces above the ties.  To be honest, I could have added 2.5cm more but it is very wearable as is.  I didn’t want to  make the ties any wider, which is what would have happened if I added length to the bottom of the pattern pieces.  The ties on the top are attached to the front pieces, not just added on.
 
I only just had enough of this pink gingham cotton in my stash for this shirt, so it was meant to be!  I love gingham, it’s a classic fabric which adds print to my mostly solid fabric wardrobe.  This shirt will be perfect with white capri’s or with jeans.
 
I cut out my pattern pieces on the bias.  This gives a little “give” to the fabric and I love the effect of the gingham squares on the bias.
 
I cannot resist an opportunity to add a monogram to my makes, and this was no exception!  I used a pale pink thread and monogrammed an “A” in Curlew font, 25mm.  My Designer Jade 35 not only has a huge selection of fonts, but you can add any font to your font library which is fantastic! 
 
I will proudly be “painting the town pink” in this make!
 
Happy Sewing!
Allison
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