I bought this Star Wars quilting fabric because my client loved AT-ATs and the Death Star. I envisioned a shirt, pajamas, maybe a quilt (but I don't quilt, so that idea went quickly by). After about 3 years (maybe 4), I remembered a great button down shirt pattern I had in one of my Ottobre sewing magazines. Its the 6/2014 Issue Pattern No. 31 - Button Up Dress Shirt. It has fun extras like contrast band, yokes, plackets and cuffs.
Partially through the construction, my client decided that this was a much too dressy option for his current casual lifestyle. Rising to the challenge, I channeled my inner Michael Kors and added this oh-so-stylish knit hood and got rid of the collar stand. My client was thrilled because his head is always cold. It also changed this too buttoned-up button-up into a casual, cool shirt/jacket.
I used a pattern for the hood from the Burda Style 12/2015 issue. I had no issues with it fitting the neckline perfectly.
My favorite features of this shirt:
- The hood. I used green thread in my serger to match the shirt
- The contrast yoke, cuffs, button placket and collar
- The mismatched buttons (metal star buttons and big green buttons)
- The front welt pocket (easiest, cutest welt pocket ever designed - see my previous post)
Make something beautiful!