Lilac Leaf Shirt

When I was buying the fabric for Candice's casserole carrier I came across this fabulous leaf fabric on the clearance rack. I picked it up as a back up in case there wasn't enough of the mustard leaf fabric for the casserole carrier. Once I was at the cutting counter the worker informed me that my purple leaf fabric was 50% off the clearance price (meaning $1.50 a yard!) I proclaimed that I needed it and bought 2 yards on the spot. I wish I would have bought more!

I instantly thought of a shirt for this print. I found a cheap pattern that I loved (New Look 6077- view C) and was able to whip this up before we went to Richmond two weekends ago. I love it! This pattern is quick and easy. It would make a great beginner project.

It is more of a summer shirt, but I wore it under a cardigan and loved the nice pattern it added to my outfit. For anyone that may make one, I suggest using fabric that is a little more flowy (is that a word?) so it will have a nicer drape than stiff quilting weight cotton. Lesson learned!

A note about sizing: Has anyone else had bad experiences with finding the correct size on a pattern? Using my body measurements had me using three different sizes- and they are so far off from normal dress sizes that I can't even guess which one will be the best fit. I ended up making this shirt a size 10. Please tell me I'm not the only one who struggles with this?!