Hello! I’m Jenny aka @knittedyogurt on Insta :) The inspiration for this project came after admiring an abundance of easy-going outfits around London over the past few hotter seasons. Seeing people pair oversized shirts with jersey and denim shorts made me think - well that looks comfortable …and I want to be comfortable! (Especially when it’s hot!)
The Sew Me Sunshine striped lyocell is flowy, buttery soft and on the delicate side which makes it lovely to wear in the heat. It’s breathable and doesn’t crease much which was useful when packing my holiday suitcase. It pressed really well and didn’t slip and slide around when I was sewing it up.
I used a lightweight woven interfacing for the collar, front facings and cuffs, which I think is in keeping with the weight of the fabric and helps to give structure to the parts of the garment that need it.
I knew I wanted to make an array of oversized shirts to add to my handmade wardrobe and starting with a striped viscose one turned out to be the perfect choice. It's a surprisingly versatile addition to my wardrobe and has worked wonderfully paired with florals, solids in contrasting colours, over swimsuits, over jersey shorts, tied at the waist for a different style and so on.
Daughter Judy Genra shirt sewing pattern was really enjoyable to make, it had clear instructions, classic design details and was a straightforward garment to sew. I cannot wait to make it again, and I’m thinking it would be gorgeous in 100% linen in white, green, red or pink.
I’m incredibly pleased with how this shirt turned out (thank you Sew Me Sunshine)! Now I just have the extremely arduous job of choosing the fabric for the next one! ;)
*Jenny was provided the fabric of her choice free of charge for her blog post & also provided with a £50 voucher*