The corduroy shirt is finished!
As you may recall, my corduroy was provided free by the online fabric store Organic Cotton Plus in exchange for a project post. I chose peach, aqua, and cream (red too, but I decided not to use it). Honestly, to me they look like pink, baby blue, and off-white.
As I mentioned in my last post, my shirt was inspired by the color-blocked corduroy shirts I remember being popular a few decades ago. Those tended to be oversized and done almost exclusively in jewel tones. I think mine, which has a slim fit and a summery palette, feels more contemporary.
Speaking of palettes, a few my Instagram followers reminded me that these very same colors are included in Pantone's Spring 2016 color report, only what I call pink, they call rose quartz and what I call baby blue, they call -- are you sitting down? -- limpet shell. I didn't even know what a limpet shell was until I looked it up, but then I'm a city kid.
Anyway, the shirt came together beautifully; the cotton corduroy laundered well and was very easy to sew with. Please note that this corduroy is really too lightweight for pants (adult pants that is) but is ideal for a shirt.
More pics below.
As you can see, I opted to go with a simple band collar. Both of my inside cuffs are white, while my inside collar band is pink (or peach, or rose quartz). The pattern I used is vintage Seventies Butterick 4575.
I think color-blocked corduroy shirts are worth reviving, don't you? They're fun.
Have a great day, everybody!