Liberty Jane Button-Up Shirt | AG Western Wear

Liberty Jane Button-Up Shirt | AG Western Wear

Liberty Jane Button-Up Shirt | SewsNBows

I’ve been wanting to sew the Liberty Jane Button Up Shirt pattern forever! I finally go around to it, and I really like the way it turned out.

Liberty Jane Button-Up Shirt | SewsNBows

I love the yoke detail. I had to do a western wear outfit, no question. I added silver piping in the yoke to give it the bling factor.

Liberty Jane Button-Up Shirt | SewsNBows

I wish I would have sewed piping here, on the shoulder seam. The sleeve is pleated at the cuff, and the pattern calls for snaps. I used velcro instead- and it’s such a small piece I’m worried it won’t stick very long.

The front calls for snaps covered by buttons, and I used Velcro again. I though buttons and snaps would add too much bulk.

Liberty Jane Button-Up Shirt | SewsNBows

This Liberty Jane Button-Up Shirt is my test run. I didn’t serge the inside, since I was just sewing for fun. When I put doll clothes in my (sad, sad little) Etsy shop, I want everything neatly finished.

I think I may have some trouble serging the area below. The yoke seam is a 90′ angle. I know it can be done by clipping diagonally into the corner, and then pulling the fabric taut and serging in a straight line. But with a scant 1/4″ seam, the idea makes me quiver in my boots a little bit. Do any of you have a good tutorial?

Liberty Jane Button-Up Shirt | SewsNBows

These jeans you see above were upcycled from denim scraps. All the fabric is from the scrap pile too.

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I even managed to use up some lace. I have 2 drawers full of odds and ends: leftover bits of lace, ric-rac, binding, ribbon, and trims. I need to make these simple skirts by the dozen!

American Girl Western Wear Outfit

Lastly, I have a question for my sewists. I use a bottom of the line Singer Serger. It mostly does what I need it to, but sometimes I have to mess with the tension FOREVER to get it right when I change fabric. I know a lot of people don’t mess with their settings, but I like to do 3 and 4 thread serging, rolled seams, change the width, and overall tailor the finishing to suit the garment. I’ve read a lot of bad reviews on my machine. Do you have a suggestion for my next serger? I’d like heavy duty features in the mid-price range.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!

8 Comments

  1. Claire

    Great job Amy, lovely detail you put in it :)
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  2. Angela Bullard

    I’m considering getting a juki serger. I’ve heard wonderful things about them and I love my juki sewing machine. I know The Stitching Post at May and Britton has them if you want to test it out. They can get a bit pricy though…
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  3. Mel

    Adorable your dolls must be the best dressed in all of America. No help with the serger I’m proud if I can retread mine in less than an hour. Wanna hear unladylike speak, watch me thread a serger…grrr
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  4. Donna

    Amy you are amazing! I just dot think I would have the patience for all that tiny detail. At least not anymore. I used to make Barbie clothes when the girls were small! Looking back I can’t imagine. Rachel just got a new serger. I think she is still figuring it out. My serger needs all kinds of adjustments for different fabrics as well. I don’t think there is any getting around that.
    Donna

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  5. Jennifer Lachman

    I love that top with the jeans or the skirt. Making skirts is always a quick fun project for girls or dolls.
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  6. Gina

    wow!!! that is an amazing cowgirl outfit!!! i love the teeny tiny yoke and the piping you added!! what about surging the edges before you stitch pieces together? i have a babylock serger and love it!!! i took a class after i got it and i have the numbers written down that need to be changed for different stitches. it has never given me any trouble in 4 years. Thge thing that sold me on it is that it is easy, peasy to thread!!!
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  7. Amy of while wearing heels

    I am always so impressed with not only the detail you put into your doll clothes but also the thought. I still feel like you are speaking a different language sometimes but I certainly can appreciate your undeniable talent.
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