AKA The Silence of the Lambs shirt!
I loved this fabric when I saw it until my son said:
“Darwin?? More like Silence of the Lambs”!!!!
It has put me off a little!
I used Simplicity 1692 with some slight alterations. I had made it before for World Book Day when I was Thing One!


I bought the fabric from Hobbycraft. It is one of our biggest craft shops in the UK and we have one quite close to where I live. The fabric is a lovely cotton and I thought it would be a nice summer blouse.
BUT I haven’t worn it yet! I think the neck is too big and so need to put some small darts in at the back.
Everything else about it went very well….nice concealed zip, some quite adequate pattern matching of butterflies and a co-ordinating pair of trousers in the wardrobe!
I sewed the shoulders up this time instead of having buttons and added some cap sleeves.

Pattern: Simplicity 1692
Fabric: 1.3 metres of cotton from Hobbycraft
Notions: 7inch concealed zip, thread.
Wonkiness: 7/10. The problem is the fit …..not the wonky sewing! Is that under the same classification, I wonder?
Amanda 💝