Cool toned palest of pale icy blues in a fabulous quality European import handkerchief washed linen,. This is a fabulous and flattering alternative to the classic white linen shirt, and this is an exceptional fabric, one of those when you touch it, you say, aha.....YES! Shirting weight, crosswise stretch, perfect for spring/summer shirts, blouses, tops, dresses.
Some pattern suggestions: Katherine’s fabulous and flattering portrait collar shirt:
, The weight and right side/wrong side on this fabric is ideal for this Issey Miyake blouse (Vogue refers to it as a jacket, but it is the best of both shirt & jacket worlds...on my list of things to sew):V1052
, Rachel Comey’s great simple to sew little top Vogue 1247
, Marcy’s asymmetrical peplum shirt, Vogue 8709, Katherine’s BIG shirt:
Vogue 8748, Lynn Mizono big shirt Vogue 1274
Pre treat by hand laundering or machine wash gentle and air dry. You can toss linen in the dryer if you want all over wrinkles, but always pre test a sample, some fabrics respond well, others not so well. Test Test Test. After laundering hand wash or machine launder gentle and air dry. I like to take my linens out of the laundry while still very wet, hang on a hanger and pull and smooth the seams and hems, allowing the weight of the water to do the work, then touch up with an iron or not.