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Penny Raglan in Bamboo Jersey

Katie Lee: Penny Raglan

Photo Credit: Go Dream Photos

If you’ve ever read my blog, it should be no surprise that I love bamboo jersey.  In fact, it’s probably my favorite knit fabric to work with.  And that means I’m always on the lookout for good quality bamboo jersey at reasonable prices because let me tell you, that stuff can get expensive!

Photo Credit: Go Dream Photos

I’ve purchased bamboo jersey from a number of places at varying prices, but I never thought to look for it at Cali until recently (that was kind of a “duh” *face palm* moment for me since I buy everything else from Cali!).  And it turns out that while Cali may not have as many bamboo jersey options as you may find elsewhere, there is a nice selection of solids at the best prices I’ve seen anywhere!

For this Penny Raglan (pattern by Grainline Studios), I chose a lovely lavender bamboo stretch jersey.  This is a pattern that needs fabric with a lot of drape — it’s pretty much a box with sleeves, and that’s exactly why I love it!

Photo Credit: Go Dream Photos

This bamboo jersey was perfect for the Penny.  It has tons of drape, which makes that big boxy shape lay really nicely against the body.  Even though this is one of the most shapeless tops I own (along with my other Penny), I think it may be one of the most flattering!  And a lot of that has to do with fabric choice.

Photo Credit: Go Dream Photos

One thing I love about bamboo jersey is that, unlike a lot of knits with this level of drape, it isn’t the slightest bit see-through.  Often lightweight drapey knits, particularly in lighter colors, are somewhat translucent, which can be an issue for the modest among us (not a problem I am known to have), or for those whose light-colored bras are in the wash (something I am more likely to encounter).  I’ve never found that to be an issue with bamboo.  It’s almost always thicker than your average knit, with as much drape as even the drapiest rayon knit.

Photo Credit: Go Dream Photos

So now that my love for bamboo is well-documented for the world to see, the only question remaining is which color to buy next???

In this outfit:
Top: Penny Raglan by Grainline Studios
Pants: Ginger Jeans by Closet Case Files
Jewelry: Stella & Dot
Shoes: Born Elly Sandals
Bag: Coach leather satchel (similar here and here)

Photo Credit: Go Dream Photos

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**All photo credit in this post goes to my friend Rebecca Collier, a Kansas City photographer, who can be found at Go Dream Photos.

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