Coral Summer Shirt
Added Jun 20, 2011
Here is a shirt that I just finished up. I made it out of a lovely coral linen/cotton blend, and it has a tiny bit of stretch to it.
The pattern for this shirt is super easy, and very basic with much room for adding special little details! This is actually the 2nd shirt I made from this pattern, the first is currently unfinished because I am unsure of what detail I want to add to it, plus I still need to make the matching bias tape for it. For this version, I added about 4 inches of length to the bottom, as the original is extremely short (think it comes only to the belly button!), I took it in a bit at the sides as it flared quite a bit, and I added a couple of vintage “pearl” buttons I stole from my mom’s button stash to the back of the shirt. I’m not crazy about how it remains open at the very top, so I might still add a little hook and eye to keep it shut, but otherwise I’m very happy with the result!
This was my first time using (and making) bias tape, so I’m not really sure if I applied it correctly, as the neckline kinda “sticks out” a bit, if that makes any sense?
Now I just have to wait for the warmer weather to arrive so I can actually wear this!
Linen/cotton blend, buttons