A button up shirt is pretty much a wardrobe staple and I have been dying to make one forever! I just knew it would be a wonderful layer to take me through the spring, summer and fall here in Seattle. My conclusion is that everyone also needs a chambray shirt in their wardrobe.
I originally made this shirt for the photoshoot of my plaid Wedgwood skirt and then never actually took it off long enough to blog about it. Seriously, I would probably wear this every day if I didn’t start getting looks.
I am not sure why it took me so long to realize how amazing chambray is. Its the most perfect neutral fabric that works great with almost all woven patterns. The high waisted Brumby skirt I made recently is what put me over the edge. It is quite possible I will now make all the things in chambray.
Over the summer I was dreaming of a chambray shirt dress but never seemed to get around to making one. So when I had the chance to sew the Alder Shirt Dress by Grainline Studios for Indiesew I jumped at the chance. Because I am a hoarder of fabric I had the most perfect herringbone chambray in my stash that was just calling to be made into a shirt dress.
I have never really been a skirt person. I want so badly to like skirts but I just find I am so much more comfortable in pants, jeans in particular. So when I signed up to sew a sample of the Brumby Skirt by Megan Nielsen for Indiesew I wasn’t sure how I would feel about it. Even after sewing it I was still on the fence about whether it would even look good on my body, because I have a bit of junk in the trunk and there was a whole lot of fabric happening with this skirt.