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Sketchbook shirt for a girl.

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    Profile photo of BrittneyBrittney @georgeandizzy

    I have noticed a lot of button up shirts for girls in the shops lately, I would love to make one for my 10 yo (and she agreed!). Should I make any adjustments to make it more feminine, or leave as is?

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    You could swop the side that you button on but my girls happily wear Hugo’s hand-me-downs.
    Lidia is wearing them now, that is the third child to have them.

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    Profile photo of ReeniReeni @Reeni

    i have made my girl some as uniform shirts, they require a peter pan (rounded) collar. I just trimmed the points, but you can also swap the collar for the one from the Puppet Show or similar. Pretty buttons are a nice touch too — dd loves the one with “pearls.”

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    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    Do you need to add some length? Doesn’t this pattern run a little bit short?

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    Profile photo of Lightning McStitchLightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    As Nicole said, remembering to change the buttoning side should be all it needs. I wonder if it would be nice at the back to gather the section that is normally an inverted box pleat. The box pleat is quite business shirt-like to my mind.

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    Profile photo of BrittneyBrittney @georgeandizzy

    Thanks for the suggestions, ladies! I hadn’t thought about the buttoning. I wanted to give gathering instead of pleating a shot. I am just so excited she agreed, haha:)

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    Profile photo of rebeccarebecca @rebecca

    I was just contemplating this last week. I don’t yet own the sketchbook, but was planning to order for daughter. I ordered the music class blouse, as I liked the tucks in the front. Plus, I liked the option of the mandarin collar, AND I the cute skirt comes with it. 🙂

    My daughter wears a lot of button-ups!

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    Profile photo of Linda MLinda M @phonetalker54

    This shirt would be darling for a young girl. I am in the process of completing my 5th and 6th version of this awesome pattern. So many details you can add. I find it runs true to size.

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    I make this for my girl and find I often have a little volume at the top of the sleeve cap (maybe I am stretching it while I sew, or cutting inaccurately) and I like to put in a little pleat or gathers. It’s not a lot. I add a bit of length and might size down just one size, now that she’s getting tall faster than she’s getting wide. She’s five and pretty squarely in the middle of the 5 measurements, but the size 5 shirt is roomy/boxy on her (very comfortable, but just noting this in case you’re looking for a slimmer cut like the Music Class). There’s a stand collar option for this shirt as well, which I like a lot.

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