The “Yellow (and Blue and Brown) Flowers of Texas Shirt” | Sarah Gabbart
Total Cost: ~$10
Down turned eyes, a hand to the head in disbelief – the illustrated lady on the right looks like she knows how ugly this pattern cover is. I know that the 70s were a breeding ground for crazy-looking prints, but this pattern cover is an assault on the eyes. Ethnic prints, patchwork and paisley on a western shirt? No. Just … no.
I picked a tiny floral pattern of yellow, brown and blue in organic cotton for the whole shirt instead of a traditional two-tone western look so that it felt more like me – a mix of girly and Texan.
After my first jump into vintage patterns, I was a bit nervous about how this one would come together. Thankfully, it was much, much easier to construct than the last one. The yoke was super easy to piece together with the front and back pieces, and my amendments to the sleeves (from some fluffy, banded mess disco sleeves to a simple roll up) made the pattern even more simple.
Another change made to the original pattern, I omitted the buttons. I have a billion button down shirts and wanted something that was more like a cotton cardigan – I love wearing it with a contrasting camisole or T-Shirt underneath!
I will be wearing this shirt again in a heartbeat – it's perfect for Texas summers and looks great with my blue boots. I know a bunch of you asked to see more of them, so here they are! Bought them at a vintage store last year and they were exactly my size – a vintage miracle!