Usually Maya is so happy to wear clothes that I make her. She pours over patterns and Ottobre magazines with sticky notes so I won't forget to make her what she likes, and opens every fabric purchase to see what is for her.
I made most of this shirt at Sewjourn, and it still needs a couple of buttons on the front. When I showed it to Maya she was a bit put out and asked where were the sleeves that had the buttons on them, the ones that roll up and stay there with a button? Memory of an elephant that child and I had got it wrong.
The pattern is McCalls 6156 and I love it. I've bought the pattern in both pattern sizes and thought it would be a great go to pattern for leggings, a few shirt options and a shirt dress.
To convince Maya to have her photo taken I agreed to put her hair in a bun, wear her new boots and have a photo up a tree... and then change the sleeves. I'm also going to remove the elastic from the the bodice and next time I will make the curve around the bottom less, it was tricky to hem. My version has the manderin collar option and I did not add the waist ties.
Next time you see this shirt it will be on a happy girl with the matching leggings I have made!