Spring Willamette Shirt

I have had my eye on some Hey June Handmade patterns for awhile. I finally decided to pull the trigger and make the Willamette shirt for spring. I really like View A. I made a few alterations. I made the top longer into a tunic style so I can wear it with leggings. I also graded it up from a size 22 to a 24, but I think I could have gotten away with the smaller size. Also, View B would be great for mixing patterns and fabrics. I can see it coming in handy for stash busting someday!

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I bought this Cotton+Steel Rayon Challis on a trip to Denver. Isn’t that blue so great for spring and summer? Look at those little fish in between the birds! So cute!

Cotton + Steel From Porto With Love Rayon Challis Snack Time Blue

You can see I taped the bottom of the pattern way below the tape lines for view A so I could make this tunic style.

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This shirt is so gorgeous! The inside has facings and french seams. It is one of the few things I have made that looks REALLY nice on the inside.


Oh, I almost forgot! The one other small alteration I made was to make the sleeve cuff about half as wide. I just didn’t like such a large cuff. I may also bring up the back hem a few inches. I think it is just a touch too long in the back. Maybe?


This is one of my favorite makes ever! I love love love this shirt!


13 thoughts on “Spring Willamette Shirt

  1. Lori B. says:

    Wow, this is great! I love the fabric you chose, and the shirt looks great on you. I’ve been meaning to try to sew a shirt this style with a one-piece collar, and you’ve convinced me to try the Willamette.

  2. Linda of Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!! says:

    This caught my eye right away. It’s so nicely designed and I love your fabric. I want one! Sometimes I find that high-low hem style is too long in the back for me. I’m not overly tall. I end up cutting some off the back until it’s comfortable. But then, it’s not a high-low hem anymore! 😂

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