The Maxwell Shirt – Pattern Parcel #4

I made this cute little shirt for The Perfect Pattern Parcel #4. The theme is boys this time around which is great as I have two little models waiting and ready.

Originally, I decided to make the shirt for my eight year old but when I finished it, it was a little small as the largest size is 7/8 so my six year old was the lucky model for this project. The shirt pattern I chose is the Maxwell Top by Shwin Designs. I’ve been super busy lately (Bali, Skiing, racing bikes poor me) and haven’t had a lot of time for sewing so I only managed one outfit.

I used a gorgeous Italian100% printed cotton which I picked up at Tessuti from the remnant table. I only needed just under a meter for this shirt. I have another meter left so I think I’ll make a little something for myself with the left over fabric. I added some reflector tape to the pockets for a bit of interest and a skull woven badge I’ve had stashed away for a while on the back yoke.





The instructions are a little tricky so I would recommend if you are a beginner to go slowly and read thoroughly before jumping into it. The studs drove me crazy to start with because I couldn’t figure out which pieces went together. Once I figured it out I hammered them in no problem.

In the end I’m happy with the result. Noah loves it and I couldn’t ask for more than that.

Just a recap on what The Pattern Parcel is all about.

“Here at Perfect Pattern Parcel, we believe in supporting independent pattern designers. It’s our opinion that indie patterns are just, well, better than big box patterns, and we’re pretty sure our customers think so too. So, we allow customers to show their support in naming their own price for each Parcel. We also encourage customers to allocate part of their Parcel price to the charity Donors in order to help classrooms in need. Pattern Parcel donates all profits after expenses from Parcel sales to the charity as well. Together we’ve raised $9,800 towards eliminating educational inequality.”





Here are the patterns included in the parcel.

Maxwell Top by Shwin Designs
Zippy Jacket by Blank Slate Patterns
Schoolboy Vest by Sew Much Ado
Small Fry Jeans by Titchy Threads
Jet Pack Bag by Betz White

Bonus Pattern:
Choose a price of $26 or greater for Parcel #4 and you will automatically also be sent the Bonus Pattern! The Bonus Pattern for this Parcel is Knight Hoodie by Charming Doodle. This pattern is a unique and fun spin on the traditional hoodie. Thorough instructions and pictures help you create an amazing and memorable hoodie that will inspire creativity in your little one.


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