Today Sabra did a modification to the Bookworm Button up that I’ve been thinking about for a while – and now that she has, I just HAVE to make one! Read on…
I’m so excited about what I have to show you today for my Blank Slate Patterns Sewing Team post! It’s something I’ve been thinking about sewing since I first saw the Bookworm Button Up over a year ago.
Six inches of length added in the middle of the front and back pieces of the Bookworm , and a rockin’ shirtdress is born.
To make your own Bookworm Shirtdress, all you need to do is hold the front pattern piece to the child, and measure down from the bottom of the piece to your child’s knees. Then take the pattern, front and back, cut straight across the width of the middle, add a piece of paper the length of your measurement, tape in place, and you have a shirt dress pattern. Couldn’t be easier.
You could add a casing and elastic at the waist, if you wanted. I didn’t want. Ivy has a little tiny black skinny belt that I knew would be perfect, so we just went with that to bring the dress in for some shape.
The Bookworm is such a great pattern. It’s perfect for boys and girls, with multiple options for all kinds of things. I love options. Also, I love professional finishing details, and the Bookworm really delivers in this area. A lined yoke, collar stand, back pleat (or an amazing cross-over option!)
There are also multiple options for pockets: bows, pleats, or plain and simple, like what I went with. You can even finish your sleeves with bows! Adorable. but I wanted to use the traditional-cuffed long sleeves because they have a secret.
They roll up and secure with button tabs! Button tabs! All of these options are included in the pattern.
The Bookworm is just fantastic. Everyone should have a button-up pattern in their stash. The Bookworm has you covered for any kid and any occasion. Just pick an option to fit your need, and go with it. And, if you add just a little length, you’ve got a rad shirtdress. And who doesn’t want a shirtdress to rock out in?!?