Orange and white cotton voile shirt

Added Sep 18, 2012

by schnui

Brisbane, Australia






Summer is just around the corner in Australia and the sun here is very harsh, so I have made a cool cotton voile shirt which will be cool to wear and care for my very pale skin as well. This pattern was lovely to make up and the cotton voile a pleasure to sew.

Material Notes

Cotton voile from Spotlight
Shell buttons




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Sep 21, 2012, 03.04 AMby Cherry Pix

    Love this colour and style – Spotlight has really got some good voiles this year! I

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      Sep 22, 2012, 01.28 AMby schnui

      They do and I have to eat humble pie because I am an anti Spotlight snob. I only went there because I needed a zip and thread for a project and I happen to be driving past. I love service and you don’t get service there, so I pay a bit more elsewhere. But since buying this voile, I have been back and found a great piece of stretch cotton sateen for some capri pants. Humble pie isn’t so bad after all. (still no service!!)

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    Sep 19, 2012, 05.44 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is such and adorable piece and i am so jealous, as your summer is around the corner and ours just left us :-) great start into a new season! have fun with your masterpiece!

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      Sep 19, 2012, 11.12 AMby schnui

      Thanks again Ralf. Yes, summer isn’t too many weeks away and then I will start complaining about the heat!! I was in Europe in June and July and it wasn’t such a great summer it seems. I always feel sorry for Europeans when the summer is lousy as I know you all look forward to it so much.

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    Sep 18, 2012, 09.30 PMby SENEBO

    love the shirt ,love the fabric, what a really nice job you have done on it, like the pin tucks on the front. What shirt pattern did you use or did you self draft it

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      Sep 18, 2012, 10.26 PMby schnui

      Thank you so much for your kind comments. I used the above/ right pattern or if you have the April 2010 Burda magazine number110. It isn’t a difficult shirt to make and I am going to make another in the next week as it was such a lovely pattern.

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    Sep 18, 2012, 08.14 PMby merche

    What a pretty fabric!!! And all the pleats! I ove,love,love this one! Oh, you are going to be the belle of Brisbane!

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      Sep 18, 2012, 08.27 PMby schnui

      That is sweet of you. I doubt that I will be the belle of Brisbane but I will be cool in this shirt and look respectable! The store where I bought this fabric is not my favourite shop. It is full of junk most of the time so I was very lucky to find this fabric. It feels like Liberty and sewed up like Liberty.

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    Sep 18, 2012, 10.27 AMby poppykettle

    I’m going to have to pop into spotlight! That voile is delightful :) I’ve got some voile in my stash intended for a long sleeved shirt like this… I might have to push it a bit further up the sewing ‘to-do’ list after seeing this :) What finish did you use on the cuffs?

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      Sep 18, 2012, 12.51 PMby schnui

      Hi Melanie, I am not a fan of Spotlight but I think I struck gold with this piece of fabric. It was so lovely to sew and ironed perfectly. As for the cuffs, I just did as per pattern I think. I have been making shirts for years, so I just made them as I always have for a women’s shirt. It sounds sexist, but for a man’s shirt, I would put a lot more detail into the placket and cuff but since this is a casual shirt, as simple as possible. It is a very easy shirt to make.

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