1. Jenny

    I love Reeta by Named patterns. It’s a dress but it’s easy enough to cut off at shirt level. I have made it so many times as a shirt. It has the same kind of collar as the Willamette but set in sleeves.

    • Tori

      Oh my gosh, thank you so much for reminding me!! That would be so much easier! I made the dress last year, and I remember the collar on that one was VERY frustrating, so I might have to compare the two and see if I can make it a little better. Thank you, Jenny!

  2. Emily

    Your comment about having the stripes run vertical – you can just DO that? Cut the fabric the other way? If so I’m really kicking myself because I had some striped fabric that I cut out to have horizontal stripes, but I would have preferred vertical!!

    Love your shirt, I love the Willamette pattern!

    • Tori

      I wondered the same thing! When I asked in my Insta Stories, most people said that it just depends on the drape – AND my fabric had a tiny bit of stretch, so I had to make sure the stretch was the same in both directions. But I think as long as it still drapes well on the cross grain, you can cut it that way!
      And thank you so much, Emily! The Willamette is a rockstar pattern!

  3. Oooh I hear ya on the buttons! It also took me years to try it out and it’s so much faster!
    The blouse looks awesome, love your fabric choice!

    • Tori

      I’m so glad you’re on the “sew buttons with the machine” team now too! πŸ˜‰ It is loads faster! And thank you so much, Karin! I am very happy I picked a better fabric this time around.

  4. Love it! I. Just making my first Willamette and already love the style. Thank you for the fitting tips, next time I will also lengthen πŸ™‚ Did you try the Melilot shirt yet? X

    • Tori

      Thank you, Emma! I’ve found that since I have a long torso, I have to lengthen the Willamette and Key Largo (by Hey June) more than I do other patterns. It’s easier to make them shorter, than it is to go back and try to make them longer! πŸ˜‰
      And I had totally forgotten about the Melilot Shirt! I have seen it a few times and it’s very cute! I bet it wouldn’t be hard to adjust the round collar either. Thank you for reminding me!

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