If Me Made May reminds me of anything, it’s that I should sew more everyday items: versatile shirts, blouses, pants, and skirts. Naturally, I did exactly the opposite for my latest make.
I love it, but I can think of one—and only one—way to wear it: with my black skinny jeans. I tried it with shorts, and I looked totally pants-less from the back. I tried it tucked into a skirt, and it looked frumpy because it’s so loose fitting. If you have any suggestions on how to style this sucker, please, please let me know!
This is Butterick B6324, a variation of view C without the overlay. I sewed pattern size 14, based on my 36-28-38 measurements, and added my usual 1 inch of length. I curved the front hem and added a side slit.
Let me tell you, hemming that deep curve was a pain. I sewed long basting stitches at 1/4″ to help ease in the fabric, but this tencel frayed like a biatch. It’s amazingly soft and floaty, but it made for quite a frustrating hemming session.
As you can see, the back is super long—pretty much tunic length. I think this is where it’s supposed to hit, but I probably could have done without adding the extra inch.
Recognize this button band and collar fabric? It’s my favorite Leah Duncan/Cloud9 voile, which I also used for a Willow Tank and as the lining for my jeans. I had just enough leftover fabric to squeeze out the accents of this shirt, and I’m really likin’ the pop of pattern against the blue.
If you’re looking for a button up with a boxier silhouette, I’d say give his pattern a try. It’s a solid starting point with a lot of room to customize, if that’s your thing.
Now to search for some styling inspiration!