Willamette Shirt

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This past weekend I was lucky enough to hang out with some of my favorite sewing ladies and literally spend the whole weekend at my sewing machine. It was a dream! I also realized marathon sewing takes a lot of out of you and I’m still catching up. BUT, while I was there I was able to finish two projects, one of them being the Willamette Shirt by Hey June patterns.

This shirt is going to be in full rotation all summer long, it’s perfection. I decided to sew mine up in this amazing blue and white striped rayon chambray I picked up from Indiesew a few weeks ago. The fabric is so drapey and light, and as you probably all know, I love all things blue and white. It’s a match made in heaven!

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I made the size 2 and added 1″ in length to both front and back bodice pieces (and the facing too). I made view A, and extended the rise of the placket up to the button hole marked on the front bodice pattern piece for a little extra coverage.

I would say this shirt took me about 6 hours. It seems a little bit like a puzzle to put together, but comes together like magic thanks to Adrianna’s amazing skills. This shirt is fully finished on the inside making it beautiful inside and out!

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I would definitely recommend this top! The fit is perfect, a little loose but just right. I love the cuffed sleeves and collar details. I went for a more contrasting front pocket by flipping the direction of my stripes, and I love the look. This pattern is a winner for sure!

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