Birthday Suit

birthday shirt

It would take many birthday tequilas to show you that birthday suit.

birthday suit

I recently turned 30-something, so I made a birthday shirt. The pattern is from the August issue of Burda Style magazine. Listed as an intermediate level pattern, I thought it looked simple enough. I learned an intermediate sewer I am not. It took some Googling to help me understand the invisible zippers at the cuffs. They are a cool detail and I’m glad I persevered. My zippers are not so invisible, but they are bright yellow so I’m glad they peek out a bit.

I could have botched this pattern completely and it wouldn’t have mattered because this fabric is lovely. It feels soft and light and is covered in almost-neon yellow dots. Happy birthday to me.

ps. previously mentioned in this sneak peek.

3 thoughts on “Birthday Suit

  1. Happy birthday!! Hope you had a great day with lots of fun– and lots of cake. 😉

    And what better way to treat yourself than to your own handmade shirt? It looks cozy & charming. 🙂

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