Chambray Cabin

I made this shirt in the spring, and have been wearing it consistently ever since. The pattern is the Cabin by Blueprints for Sewing, and it’s actually the third I’ve sewn. I love the kimono sleeves and the pleat in the back. But my favorite detail…

…is the yoke detail on the back! I prefer to sew clothes for myself that are fairly boring – lately I feel like I’ve even been trying to get them to pass for store-bought in their lack of color and their simplicity. But this little detail is a great place to add a dash of color and/or pattern.

The deets:

Main fabric is Cotton Chambray Dots in Indigo from Robert Kaufman.

Yoke is the Robert Kaufman Railroad Denim.

The one downside I’ve found with this pattern is that if your fabric doesn’t drape enough, the shirt stands away from your body a bit. Totally on trend with it’s cropped boxiness (not a word. don’t care) and a great feature on warm summer days, but during cooler weather, you can get quite a chilly breeze right up your front! I eventually wore this with a tank underneath during the cool spring season – but I did not arrive at that solution quickly. Brrr!

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