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The “Cocoa Beach Shirt” — my first post here

March 1, 2012

 

 Thanks to Katherine for inviting me to post here.  I’m truly flattered, not to mention amazed that anyone pays attention to what happens on my silly little blog.  I’m one of those guys who sews.  The challenge and the sense of accomplishment that I get propels me from project to project.  Plus I get the bonus of clothes that I really love to wear!  

I totally fell in love with this pattern when I stumbled upon it.  I believe it’s from Sassy Cotton on Etsy.  It dates from 1964 and has some great details.  The back pleats extend from the yoke to the hem where there’s a great button detail.  There are also little button tabs on the short sleeves.  Someone mentioned that this is a shirt that Ken would wear.  That totally nails it! 

 

 The fabric is a cotton voile from Denver Fabrics.  It has a crisp, almost linen like feel to it.  I love the color way.  Olive green, orange, dijon yellow, slate blue, pale sage.  The blocky pattern really accentuates the boxiness of the design.  Now if it would only stop snowing and be summer!  

My blog can be found at Mainelydadswintercoat.blogspot.com  

 

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