Itch to Stitch Mila Shirt by Helen's Closet

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Mila Shirt for Mom

A little selfless sewing here on the blog today, and my mother has graciously allowed me to snap her picture in her new Mila Shirt!  Sure, it is hard to say ‘no’ to being a model after somebody gives you a handmade garment, but I don’t like to think of it as coercion, it’s just a perk, right?  She loves her new shirt and I really enjoyed making it for her. Happy Birthday, mom!

Itch to Stitch Mila Shirt by Helen's Closet

I picked up the Mila Shirt Pattern as part of the Indie Sew winter mini collection.  All three patterns included were fantastic, and I am excited to get around to completing the collection by making the Dropje vest.  It’s not exactly top of my list with this hot weather we are having.  At least I finally made the Mila Shirt!

Itch to Stitch Mila Shirt by Helen's Closet Itch to Stitch Mila Shirt by Helen's ClosetItch to Stitch Mila Shirt by Helen's Closet

The fabric used is a crinkle rayon (I think) from an Our Social Fabric sale.  It has a beautiful hand and a perfect drape.  It is thicker than rayon typically is, so it feels sturdy while also being fluid – perfect for a tunic top.  The buttons are mussel shell and are from Button Button here in Vancouver.  Aren’t they pretty?  I had doubts about such a contrasting button, but I couldn’t find a good match so I decided what the hey, go big or go home (as my mom always says).

Itch to Stitch Mila Shirt by Helen's Closet
Itch to Stitch Mila Shirt by Helen's Closet

The Mila shirt is a GREAT pattern.  Like, really great – you should get it if you are looking for a tunic style top.  It comes with cup sizes, so you don’t have to do FBA’s or SBA’s, just print and cut the size you need.  The instructions are very good for all the steps, especially the front placket.  It came together beautifully, I can’t think of anything I didn’t like or would change. I will definitely be making it again for myself!  I haven’t sewn with Itch-to-Stitch patterns before but this experience has made me want to impulse buy the whole suite.

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My mom loves tunic tops and fuchsia, so this was an easy win.  I think she likes it, doesn’t she look great?!

Itch to Stitch Mila Shirt by Helen's Closet

She’s a goof, just like me 🙂

 

Final Stats

Pattern: Itch to Stich Mila Shirt

Fabric: Crinkle Rayon from Our Social Fabric

Adjustments: Lengthened by 3″

 

About the author

Helen

Helen Wilkinson is the designer and founder of Helen's Closet Patterns. She also co-hosts the Love to Sew Podcast! Helen is obsessed with all things sewing and strives to share her passion and knowledge with the sewing community.

6 Comments on “Mila Shirt for Mom”

  1. Great tunic! It looks very good on your mom 🙂 I would love to do more selfless sewing, but it is hard! You and your mom look very much alike 🙂

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