A while ago I identified a hole in my wardrobe; supposedly a basic that no woman should be without, and have now dutifully filled it. One crisp white shirt; check. Now my husband can relax that his white linen shirt will be safe from my clutches. Well, mostly safe, hehehe (cue evil witch cackle).
I used Burda 8497; a wrap front and tie-at-the-side-of-the-hip style that is flattering to a person of my proportions, I think. And a very feminine style. Rather than a button up, which is a little more masculine. The fabric is a poly-cotton, easy wear but not luxe, so I left the edges all nice and snowy-pristine with no topstitching and I think this ups the stylishness factor a touch. This pattern just allows for ordinary fold down hems on the sleeves, which can be a little boring and middle of the road; so for this shirt I drafted sharply pointed fold-back cuffs which are each permanently sewn closed with two pewter buttons masquerading as cufflinks. This gives the cuffs a vaguely evening-y or business-like air to them, yes? And adds a bit of interest to what is otherwise a quite featureless sleeve.
And for my morning tea with some friends this morning I jazzed it up with a screamingly colourful in-your-face gypsy-ish skirt of many layers.
Aaah, the weather is so divine at present. Walking along the beach yesterday and this morning was a sheer joy. Everybody is making the most of these days to the max, whilst simultaneously trying not to whinge about the lack of rain ...
Shirt; Burda 8497, white poly-cotton, pewter button "cufflinks"
Skirt; Vogue 7880, printed cotton
Sandals; lasoffitadi Gilde, from Zomp shoes