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This shirt has a crazy back story. I purchased this striped linen fabric before I moved to SLC. So I bought this fabric more than three years ago. I had the idea to make a linen top with a collar and a chevron yoke button placket. Well, it was never made. Then a couple of weeks ago I was at Hancock’s and happened to buy Simplicity 2447 for $1. It’s basically the pattern I had been looking for! I was so glad I didn’t have to make my own pattern. Sometimes I’m lazy.

Floral and Striped Linen Shirts

I only had about a yard of fabric so I had to fill in with some other fabric. I used some floral fabric from a tank top in my stash. I used it for the band, the back yoke, the pocket, and a sleeve tab. Then I used navy linen for the under collar and button placket. I wish I could’ve done longer sleeves, but I didn’t have enough fabric to do more than short sleeves.

Floral and Striped Linen Shirts

I like it that it’s loose and comfy for summer. But it’ll look great with a pencil skirt too. I love the floral pop. I originally thought it would be a basic and versatile shirt, but now it’s something that can stand out on it’s own. I’m a little sad it took me so long to make it and that it’s at the end of summer, so I won’t be able to wear it very much.

Floral and Striped Linen Shirts


Heather

Author: Heather