Pattern Mashup: White Linen Button Up

Pattern Mashup: White Linen Button Up

Posted by Helen | July 17, 2017 | Into My Closet
White Linen Blaire Shirt Cheyanne Tunic

Ever since I discovered Style Bee, I have been obsessed with Lee’s simple and classic look. It’s not a sewing blog, but I love how she pairs neutrals and elevates simple pieces. It’s surprising how much I enjoy it considering how I tend to gravitate towards bold prints and colours. Her blog has really opened my eyes to neutral options and the beauty of basic, high quality, wardrobe staples. Today’s make is a copy of a white linen top she wears quite often in her posts. I fell in love with the rolled sleeves, oversized fit, and giant pockets. Since the top retails for $165, I am pretty stoked to have been able to make it for about $30.

White Linen Blaire Shirt Cheyanne Tunic

For this top, I did a pattern mashup of the Cheyanne Top/Tunic and the Blaire Shirt. I had both these patterns already and figured I could get my desired look with them. Other options for this kind of top would be the Kalle Shirt of the Mélilot Shirt.

Here is what I did:

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I am really happy with the results, this top is sooooo nice and light and breezy for summertime. It hardly feels like I’m wearing a top at all! I got this white linen from my local fabric store, Dressew. It is slightly transparent, but with those big pockets on the front I feel very nicely covered.

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It’s hard to imagine this top is going to stay pristine given how messy I am in my day to day life. I will try to keep it crisp and white but as you may have noticed, there is a black mark near the collar already! *sigh*

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My intention was to wear this shirt tucked in like Style Bee, but I made it a nice length and gave it a pretty scooped hem just in case.

Have you ever tried to copy a ready-to-wear garment from a style blog? How did it work out for you?

 

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I am so obsessed with Style Bee!! She is amazing and I want to copy all of her outfits. I love what you did with this shirt. Great idea! If I have time, I will be copying it too 😉

Love this! The inspiration shirt is gorgeous and you’ve made a really great version! It’s perfect!

OH, WOW…you really nailed the shirt. It’s just like Style Bee’s. That weight linen is lovely too….perfect for the shirt style!

Great copy!

Very nice!

Wow! That copy is spot on! I love the power of sewing. Great creation, Helen!

Dazzling, Helen! I love it. Very creative sewing.

I have some beautiful light linen much like this one and I’ve been meaning to make it up in just such a blouse! Love the big pockets – I really like your skirt too but you didn’t talk about that! Love that whole look – fresh, cool and relaxed 🙂

Oh this is great!!! Mmmm I think maybe I need this too!!!!

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