Lexi's Gingham Augusta
The other day I read a comment someone posted about one of our patterns that read “so simple but so different” I think this is a perfect description of Jen’s unparalleled ability to design garments that are unfussy and timeless, but special enough to stand out and can be adapted to anyone’s style. The Augusta is no exception. This pattern is chock full of special details, ingenious finishes and techniques that make you feel like a total sewing wizard when finished. It's as easy breezy to wear as any t-shirt but way more polished and classy! Here are a few everyday ways I would style the Augusta I made.
I sewed up the shirt version with the cuffed sleeve. My measurements right now are 36 1/2"- 27 1/2"- 42" so I cut a straight size 8 with the exception of the sleeve. The size 8 sleeve fit a little snug on my bicep so I just blended from an 8 at the underarm to a 10 at the sleeve hem and cut a straight size 10 cuff. I think I still want a little more room though so next time i'll do a full on bicep adjustment using the tutorial Jen included in the Augusta video sew along which you can find here.
I used a cotton gingham I found at joann fabrics which they always keep in stock. I think gingham is one of the most versatile prints and I love how paired with the style of the Augusta it gives it a vintage work wear/house dress feel.
Though the mitered hem is a beautiful detail I hate to hide, I think my favorite look is this one with the shirt tucked in. The cocoon shape creates the perfect "blousey" volume.
It's been so fun to see how everyone is styling their own Augustas so be sure to keep tagging us at #grainlineaugusta so we can find them!