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!
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!
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.
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!