Channeling my inner Maria and a Giveaway!

Sew a Little Seam Birch Button Up, woven PDF sewing pattern. Stitched by Jennie.Sewing for teenagers can be tricky, as they definitely have strong fashion opinions! When I saw a tester call for the Birch Button Up from Sew a Little Seam, I asked my girls if they would want one. Fortunately they said yes! This pattern includes so many options! I started out sewing a long sleeve shirt with roll tabs, full placket, collar, curved bottom, and split side seam. Like I said… so many options!

Sew a Little Seam Birch Button Up, woven PDF sewing pattern. Stitched by Jennie. Sew a Little Seam Birch Button Up, woven PDF sewing pattern. Stitched by Jennie.

Once I had decided on the options, I needed to find some fabric. As I was looking through my stash, I spotted this beautiful eyelet fabric. When my oldest daughter was born, almost 16 years ago, I asked my husband for a sewing machine. I knew I wanted to learn to sew, so that I could decorate her nursery. This eyelet fabric was what I used for her curtains. So I channeled my inner Maria, and as I sewed I sang all the songs from the Sound of Music.

Sew a Little Seam Birch Button Up, woven PDF sewing pattern. Stitched by Jennie. Sew a Little Seam Birch Button Up, woven PDF sewing pattern. Stitched by Jennie.

Don’t be afraid of all the options, Kelly from Sew a Little Seam provides very detailed instructions, including pictures at each step. One of my favorite parts of the pattern is the tabs to roll up the sleeves.

During testing, a sleeveless version with a tie front was added. I knew my girls would love it!

This fabric is also very sentimental. It is a beautiful floral fabric that I got many years ago from my Grandma. I know that she loved when I started sewing, since it was something that she had always enjoyed.

 Sew a Little Seam Birch Button Up, woven PDF sewing pattern. Stitched by Jennie.

Another thing I love about the Birch Button Up, is that you can really have fun with all the details. I chose to use a coordinating yellow fabric for the bindings and the inner collar stand.

Now that I have you convinced of how awesome this pattern is, I am excited to be able to giveaway a pattern!

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Pattern: Birch Button Up from Sew a Little Seam

Modifications: None needed since Kelly provided so many options.

Recommendations: Use the detailed instructions to help you along the way. Have fun with your fabric, and add a pop of color on the collar, bindings plackets or any of the other fun details available!

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26 Comments

  1. Your shirts turned out so cute! I love seeing them in bigger sizes, so far I’ve mostly seen young kids. (Also so cute)

  2. I’ve seen this pattern pop up several times this week on my FB feed and have been waffling on getting it or not. Think this has pushed me over the edge – the sleeveless tie-front would be perfect for my oldest, and seeing it on older kids has helped too. If I don’t win it, I’ll definitely be buying it 🙂

  3. Always loving to find new companies for patterns and fabrics 😉 Carry on the awesome work 😉
    DevilQueenDykie April

  4. Yay! Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome pattern. I had hopped onto the site this afternoon to buy it while it was on sale (before I forgot). But before I did so I checked my email and was pleasantly surprised to see your email pop up on my screen. First time I’ve ever won something 🙂 very pleased that it’s something I will be able to use many times for several years. Thank you!

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