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Sewn by Kelly, Kelly Hogaboom

Pattern: From Ottobre Magazine, #21 from 03/2007
Fabric: Robot fabric is Ready Set Robot by Alexander Henry
Tips: Kelly writes, “Notable tips and tricks I used: I almost always use tailors tacks for marking as well as careful cutting to match the center fronts. I added the blue contrast fabric insets as well (to the shirt and front pockets). I serged the raw edge of the shirt hem in order to press and fold twice for a neat and fast narrow hem. I finished the seams with a zig-zag topstich which, while rather swallowed up in the busyness of the novelty print, gave me much joy to perform.”

Kelly has a really fun sewing portfolio full of inspiring kids’ clothes on Flickr.

Don’t forget: You can win a subscription to Ottobre in our Make It, Wear It! Challenge. See details in the link below! We also have a great series of posts about making buttondown shirts to look forward to the last week of the month.


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