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How We Wear It: Willamette Shirt by Hey June

By Allie

Allie is the co-founder of Indiesew and creator of all things pretty on the site. Follow Allie and receive other Indiesew updates by subscribing to the blog.

Indiesew Style Post | How We Wear the Willamette Shirt by Hey June

My second Shirt Month make is finished! The Willamette Shirt by Hey June turned out to be a surprisingly quick and easy sew and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.

So, what makes this pattern such a breeze? Well, there's no collar stand. The collar is sewn right into the neckline curve. Front facings create a clean finish, with no fiddly blind topstitching required. Because the design is dolman-sleeved, there's no sleeve to ease into the armscye. And because it's a short-sleeved design, there's no cuffs with tower plackets!

Literally all the finicky shirt-making techniques are eliminated with this design. Beginner sewists? This is the shirt pattern for you.

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Hey June Willamette Shirt | Sewing Pattern at Indiesew.comOutfit details:
Top: Willamette Shirt by Hey June sewn in Hawaiian print rayon challis
Pants: Lander Pants by True Bias
Shoes: Teysha Sandals (they don't sell this design anymore, but have other great shoes!)


From start to finish, this top took me about three hours to sew and will get tons of wear when the weather warms up.

I sewed View C (the cropped version with a straight hem) of this design so that I could wear it with my Lander Pants. I sourced this Hawaiian print rayon when I was in Maui and I think it complements the retro vibes of this pattern. Paired with my Teysha sandals, I can easily see this becoming my go-to outfit this spring and summer.

The pattern also includes a longer version of the top with a curved hem and the option to color block the bodice. I have plans to sew a chambray version later this spring to wear with shorts.

We'll be back later this week with a shirt-making tutorial. Stay tuned!

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