Added Jul 25, 2010
I wanted to create a lovely eyelet little over shirt to be cool in the summer and simply adorable. Here in China, days are steamy, and the nights are too! When I packed clothes for our two years here I thought I was considering what I would need to battle the heat. I didn’t consider well though. I’ve found that many of the things I brought to “be cool in” may look cool… but looks can be deceiving. This new addition to my summer wardrobe was modeled after a very sweet Jacki O-esque looking over-shirt I’ve had for years. I wanted short breezy sleeves and an open and flowing shape to let in as much air as possible.
The lining under the collar made the collar a bit more sculptural than I expected but I really like it. One more thing that makes this blouse so fabulous is that I bought the eyelet fabric and the buttons both in beautiful Thailand. What a beautiful memory… walking through the stalls of bright, breezy, flowing fabrics, seeing this one, and not being able to pass it up. The gentleman I bought it from was so sweet, (he gave me a nice price)… It was love… I have enough left over that I can make myself a cute little top or dress with the extra. Horray for summer! : )
eyelet, organic cotton, wooden Thai buttons!!!
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