Hello my friends,
I'd like to share with you a shirt I made last summer.
All pictures were taken in the summer as well, hence the lovely tan. ^_^
I miss the heat after those endless cold winter days, in fact I bet we all do!
I am missing wearing light summer dresses and shirts without having to layer them with woolen sweaters or cardigans and tights and scarves.
But since summer is almost around the corner I've decided to start preparing for warmer days by making some new shirts. I recently came across some lovely floral cotton lawn fabrics, I could envision beautiful loose shirts just by feeling their texture. Cotton lawn fabrics are a fine woven cotton material with a silky soft finish- so you get the picture, you touch them, you want to have them wrapped around your body^_^.
First I needed to manipulate the shirt pattern that I drafted last summer so all of my shirts wouldn't look exactly the same.
Sewing a shirt is a long process with so many pieces to cut and stitch together. However, I've discovered that I really do like sewing shirts. I like that crisp look of pressed and top stitched cuffs and collars as they come together.
I am still working on my new floral shirts and will share them together soon and in the meantime here are some photographs from last year taken in the summer sun:
This shirt is loose in style with asymmetrical hem and hidden button placket
As you can see these oversized shirts can be styled in so many ways. They look great both with sandals and trainers, shorts or long skinny trousers. Casual and relaxed or a bit more elegant.
Thank you popping over.