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November 10, 2022
Hello RFC fans! I’m Nat from AusChick Sews Blog and today I’ll be sharing my son’s latest outfit, lovingly sewn with Raspberry Creek woven fabric! With fall in full swing, and my boy lacking anything suitable for family photos, it was high time I made him a new *nice* outfit that most definitely would not get worn while climbing trees.
When I spotted the yellow twill and blue linen chambray fabrics in the RCF collection, I knew they’d make the perfect outfit for him! For this look, I used the Buttoned-up Button-down shirt, and the Art Gallery trousers, both from Oliver+S. I discovered this company when I first started sewing for my children, and quickly became hooked! While I don’t sew O+S nearly as often anymore, they are hard to beat for staples in boys’ wardrobes!
I’d made both of these before, but it had been a while! I didn’t make too many changes from the original pattern, though I did omit the welt pockets on the trousers, opting for patch pockets instead.
Often, I like to do contrast top-stitching on woven pants and shirts, however after searching for some ready-to-wear samples, I opted for colors closer to the fabric color. This made it quicker to sew too, since I wasn’t having to switch colors in my machine all the time.
Each of these fabrics was just so lovely to sew and look at! I particularly love the chambray - the drape is just gorgeous and with a few washes, it’ll soften up really nicely too (I didn’t actually prewash the linen since 1) it’s easier to sew fabric that hasn’t been prewashed, and 2) I knew the shirt would be a little oversized so I wasn’t concerned about shrinking).
One thing to keep in mind with the linen though, is it does stretch a little as you sew it – if you have areas that need to hold their shape, then it’s important to stay stitch. I wish I had thought to do this on the waistband lining, as I found it tricky to keep it aligned with the rest of the waistband during the final round of top stitching.
If you’ve not sewn with wovens before, I highly recommend giving them a try! I like to use sharp Microtex needles, sharp pins, polyester thread, an edge stitching foot, and I also like to keep a can of quilt basting spray handy - this is helpful for putting patch pockets in the right place before you sew them!
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