Thursday, July 19, 2018

Organic Chambray Classic Shirt

Classic with a twist!

Organic Cotton Plus offered to send me some fabric (they sent me the fabric for free, but my opinions about it are my own), and this classic cotton chambray jumped out at me. After considering several pattern options, I decided it needed to be paired with an equally classic one...

The Liesl + Co Classic Shirt pattern is a definite TNT for me! The pattern is exactly as billed: a classic shirt that looks good in a variety of fabrics. A match meant to be.

On this chambray Classic Shirt, I made the same size and alterations as I have on my last few iterations of the pattern: 16 D, full bicep adjustment, shortened by an inch in the bodice, and curved them hemline to be more of a classic shirt-tail.

Chambray is classically blue and white (just trying to see how many times I can say variants of "classic" before kicking my own ass), but this one, in the forest colorway, is a gorgeous blue-green warp threads and white weft threads. Perfectly summery. The fabric is excellent for shirts: lightweight and really easy to sew.

I also love the texture of this chambray. It has a cool striated, slub in white thread, running parallel to the grain. I played with that stripe a bit by cutting the yokes, cuffs and pockets on the cross grain. It's subtle, but I like it.

The perfect (but not particularly classic) matching green buttons were in my stash. Thank you for always producing, Bangkok weekend market button shop!

Here's me attempting the Queer Eye "french tuck." Not sure I'm pulling it off as well as the silver fox, Tan. He probably doesn't french tuck with pull-on jeans, huh?


  1. French tuck, good to have a name for it. Though I wish the man repeller was getting credit for it.

  2. Your pull on jeans have faded really nicely and look adorable rolled up at the ankle! And this is just such a great shirt! I need to make another one. I also want to try the recital shirt - too many patterns, too little time! (Also, this annoying full time job I have, getting in the way of my hobbies, sigh.)

  3. Just loving this colour on you Meg! 😍

  4. I still think of it as "the sloppy girl half-tuck" from Four Square Walls! Haha. I think it works with this beautiful shirt! The texture and color of that fabric is just gorgeous.