Stacey of Beatnik Kids here today sharing a modified sleeve version of the Novelista Shirt. With Spring coming along nicely, I wanted to add something whimsical to my warm weather wardrobe. The Novelista Shirt was perfect!
The Novelista Shirt pattern offers so many options; from long to short sleeves, tabs, pockets, and a cross back variation that’s super fun. This shirt offers a great many ways to customize this button down shirt to your own tastes and fit. Being a curvy kinda girl, I’m super excited about the extensive amount of sizes for this shirt, as well as the directions for a full bust adjustment. What more could a girl ask for from her button up shirt pattern?
I went with the shirt tail option and modified my sleeves to create a tulip, cap sleeve option. Since I was using this gorgeous, floral cotton from Phat Quarters, I wanted to change the pattern just slightly to give it a flirty feel.
If you’ve never sewn a button down for yourself, I highly recommend this pattern. The pattern walks you through the directions for each component and includes wonderful photos to make each step a breeze.
I decided to bind each piece of my tulip sleeve with bias tape and though it’s hard to see in these photos (my goodness the wind has been crazy around here this Spring), they do overlap when the breeze isn’t insisting it blow every thing about. I don’t care what the supermodels say, wind plus clothes, plus hair does not equal attractive photos.
My new Novelista Shirt is perfect for a day of meetings or running errands or just lazily sitting beneath your favorite tree reading.