Thursday, June 02, 2022

June and Lu Linen Fabric - Love Notions Aria Button Down

Beautiful Linen and a great shirt pattern make an amazing garment perfect for summer.

June and Lu Fabrics has some incredible linens.  As a June and Lu Ambassador, I was gifted this fabric, which is Mykonos Blue Viscose Linen Slub, 70% Viscose Rayon and 30% Linen.  This blend makes one amazing piece of fabric with the best drape.  Love Notions recently came out with the Aria Button Down and I used that pattern for this fabric.  I love the vivid blue of the fabric and knew with the fabric drape, I would be able to wear this shirt so many different ways.

I made a Medium in the shirt, added one inch to the sleeves, but really didn't need to do that, they were plenty long.  One thing to note the collar and band is one piece for the Aria pattern.  In the future I will make this a two piece, I just like the band and collar separate. 

One change I did make was to just use bias to finish off the sleeve vent and not the placket piece included with the pattern.  Two reasons, the fabric has so much drape, I thought it might be an issue getting a great looking placket and the main reason, I was pressed for time, knew I would probably wear this shirt with the sleeves rolled up, so I went for easy.

I love the color of this shirt so much, I need more brights in my wardrobe.  I really see it as I am getting older and my skin is changing, the bright colors just help so much.  

I wanted this  linen and button down shirt for a specific outfit I saw on a You Tube Video, all white with the bright shirt over, after taking the pictures in different styling options, this one is my least favorite!  LOL

So if you need some amazing linen, check out June and Lu Fabrics for some great selection.

Disclosure - I am a June and Lu Ambassador and received this fabric free for a blog post and IG posts.  The opinions in this blog post are mine.

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