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I came across this airy crepe de Chine and bought it by accident. It was not long before my summer vacation. Its luminous lemon color with grey polka dot print and a light breezy texture were hard to resist to. And it seemed to be ideal for an outfit for my coming beach vacation.

I decided to turn it into a flaring shirt with cool yet comfortable details – a cascading hood, loose roll-up sleeves, unusual hemline and a cinched drawstring waist.. The ideal pattern for this shirt was found in the fall issue of Burdastyle magazine for 2014.

The fine and a bit crinkled texture of the fabric were a pleasure to work with. The shirt was quite easy to make and I enjoy it very much. I wear it either with shorts or as a cover-up over the swimming suite.

I might use this pattern again for a winter version of this blouse.