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I’m a bit late to the Rachel Comey party but pretty excited to be here!

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Over the past couple of months, I’d been keeping an eye out for a good lightweight fabric to try the pattern out on. I shopped fabric sites, nearly making dozens of purchases, only to balk at the last minute. It was a combination of not finding the exact right fabric and my conscience reminding me that I’d wanted to buy less fabric, not more.

As luck would have it, the same gym sale that yielded my amazing ice tray also presented me with 5 yards of a delightful lightweight peachy colored cotton! When I saw the pattern, I knew I wanted to add a contrast color if some kind, if I ended up on a solid color. I used leftover fabric from my persimmon shirt for the little orange wedge.

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In general, I love how this shirt turned out. It’s easy to wear. I love the colors and I love how the contrast wedge turned out. I’m planning on making another – I think a white one would be extremely versatile – and there are a few things I would change. One, there is too much amplitude in the bosomy area. Two, I need to figure out a better way to do the hem. And three, perhaps the most impossible fix, would be to find a light-weight, natural-fiber fabric that doesn’t wrinkle quite as much as this one. Does such a fabric exist? If so, I’d love to know about it!

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In other news, I’ll be taking an overnight trip to Bend, Oregon on a semi-secret mission! Back soon!