Spring can be rather short lived here in Montana. I think summer is making a fast appearance with today reached 90 degrees! Wasn’t there snow on the ground earlier this month? A breathable linen shirt is definitely in order.
This is the Oliver + S sketchbook shirt sewn in size 18-24 months. I used an airy white linen from Joanns plus Eiko waves by Birch for the lining. You may recognize these fabrics way back from KCW day 2 where I gave you a sneak peak of it. Yes it’s taken me this long to finish it!
You can’t be too hot with these waves lapping at your neck, right?
I decided to add some contrast color by sewing a running stitch across the pocket as well as the shoulder seams and back yolk seam in a sea green embroidery floss. I used the same thread for the buttons as well.
I wasn’t sure how I’d like the decorative stitching but I’m so glad I did it! It adds a little pop of color in an otherwise all white shirt while still keeping its versatility as a staple wardrobe piece.
He was so happy to have his picture taken! Or not so much 😉
Linen is such a great hot weather fabric and is one of my favorite fabrics in general. I have a feeling I’ll be sewing quite a bit more for the kids from linen in order to make it through our very hot summers!
What about you, what kinds of fabrics do you like to use for your summer sewing?