Whenever you make a new pattern there is always a bit learning going on. After completing my Perfect Beach dress I thought I should practise my new skills of collar and pocket attaching and develop cuff and placket making. But then I just really wanted a nice cream shirt. I know not everyone loves shirts but they suit me and I love to wear them, with the collar up, open with a tank under, tied in the front or as a light jacket. They are also the perfect the beach coverup providing full arm and back of neck protection from the sun.
This was one of those pieces of fabric that I love and enjoy just having around. It came from a deceased Tailors’ stash along with so many other beautiful vintage fabrics. I really tried to buy them all. It is a soft, fine drapey cotton that is very comfortable to wear. I did not realise that I had bought it twice, and gave one of the pieces to my sewing friend Sharon.
I used the same Cutting Line Design pattern for my Beach dress and without alteration except adding a few inches to the length and using different pockets. I am planning to take it on holidays.