When I chose this as our March pattern, I had every intention of making my Easy Linen Shirt out of linen. What I'd forgotten is that I used part of my linen stash in a non-sewing project. The next best option was a piece of Robert Kaufman's Quilter's Linen in Natural. While it doesn't give the garment the light, flowing feel of real linen, it's 100% cotton which means less ironing for me and a softer feeling fabric for Mr. Sensitive.
The applique, collar and sleeve facings are made with Micheal Miller Dumb Dot in navy. No pun intended, truly. I just liked how the navy looked on the straw color of the Robert Kaufman fabric.
The collar pattern and directions were amazingly easy to follow and put together. I've never sewn this type of collar before and I have to say, the ladies were telling no lies when they claimed the folded edge made sewing a breeze.
To save the shirt from my tracing blunder, I went with a few eyelets and a piece of cotton piping. The knots are just enough to keep the shirt from opening too much and I'm excited to see a touch more character once the shirt is washed and the ends fray (let's hope) just a bit.
Oh, and look at this. Is that an upturned mouth I see?
And some teeth?
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