The first (of seven!!) piece of my Easter sewing is ready!
06/2010-28, which Ottobre calls the Abbey Lane shirt. It is a basic menswear styled shirt, but without the full collar, giving it a mandarin style neckline. It was designed for a checked fabric, so all of the accent pieces, pockets, band, cuffs and yoke, are cut on the bias. I love that this style included real sleeve plackets as opposed to a continuous lap style cuff. The fabric is a yarn dyed gingham from fabric.com.
snap press from Sew Baby, and wanted to try it out. It was great! I usually end up taking out half of the snaps I put in. They get misaligned or bent. The only snap I had to pull out this time was the one I installed backwards. I love snaps on kids clothes, so I'm really excited to have a snap installing tool that really works!