I’ve been slowly working my way through the IndieSew Fall Collection (probably in time for the spring collection to come out…) and this week’s #MeMadeMonday is the Bonn Shirt by Itch to Stitch.
So far from the Fall Collection, I’ve sewed up the Toaster Sweater and Chi Town Chino Skirt. I’m currently working on the Lonetree Jacket and hope to share that soon! I was particularly excited to sew up the Bonn Shirt because of Itch to Stitch’s sizing. The patterns are sized by measurements and by cup size – which for a button down is a major win to make sure that it fits perfectly! The pattern also has a layered option which allows you to only print the size you need which is becoming my favorite PDF pattern feature.
This was the first time I’ve sewn an Itch to Stitch pattern and the instructions were really easy to follow and guided me right through my first button placket and my first button down shirt without me even sweating a bit! As the Cheyenne Tunic is on my #2017MakeNine, I wanted to get some practice in a button placket since I had never done one before.
I am the worst with picking out buttons and am terribly indecisive, but a couple weeks ago I ordered this mixed pack of buttons from Wawak. I settled on the medium size white buttons which gives it a clean traditional look.
My biggest fear was the button holes, but fortunately they went off without a hitch. The first one I made was a little off center, but other than that they were a breeze! I also used the Slimflex Expandable Sewing Gauge to help space out the buttonholes which made it so much easier.
I’ve been trying to use up some stash fabric and decided to use this anchors chambray from my stash that I bought from Hart’s Fabric last fall. I was nervous about the print on the shirt, but I think it turned out cute!
On Friday, I had a sewing machine feet emergency (that’s a real thing, right??) and needed a rolled hem foot for another project. In addition to the rolled hem foot, I picked out a narrow hem foot. After figuring out how to use it, it made hemming this curved hem a breeze! It does a thin double fold hem all in one go – no burning fingers from the iron!
I’m now dreaming of all the popovers and button downs that are in my future – what are you favorites? Share below so I can try them out!
I’m linking up this week’s Me Made Monday with Allie at Allie J. for this month’s Social Sew! This month’s theme is Anything Goes – make sure to swing by to see what everyone else is sewing up this month.
I thought it would be fun to include a standard summary to sum up my feelings on the pattern which might be helpful if you think you might make the pattern in the future!
Bonn Shirt Summary:
Size Made: 4, D Cup
View: Shirt Length with 3/4 Sleeve
Fabric Used: Nautique Chambray Anchors Black from Hart’s Fabric
Ease of Construction: The pattern instructions are very clear and easy to follow. Makes construction a breeze.
Fit: Because of the sizing that Itch to Stitch patterns use, the fit in the bodice becomes a lot easier. I made no adjustments to the pattern and it fits great!
Repeatable? Absolutely – I totally see myself making this pattern again! I think my next one will be in a rayon.