Don’t Lose Your Shirt
Fabric: 1 and a bit metres of lightweight Italian printed cotton from Goldhawk Rd
Notions: Thread buttons and interfacing from stash.
Pattern: 50p from charity shop. (Completely uncut – I think it’s from the 80’s judging by some of the styles on the envelope).
Total Cost: approx £6.50 (can’t quite remember exactly how much the fabric was, but I think around £3.99 per metre and I haven’t used all of the 2 metres I bought – it was very wide).
Time to complete: about 10 hours (it’s handfinished inside and handworked buttonholes)
First Worn: In these photos.
Wear Again: Yes!
No danger of me losing this one in the depths of my wardrobe! Not that I want to because I really love it. I am inspired by the scarf prints that are around at the moment – I think the curls and roses are a bit Versace and this fabric has been printed in Italy … I’m also thinking ‘holiday’ shirts.
Anyway, when I went to Las Vegas many years ago I think I can remember a Versace shop in Caesar’s Palace (I may be wrong ….) SO that is my tenuous link for this week’s theme. I wanted to wear my Vegas sunglasses too but I’ve searched high and low for them and just can’t find them! The sun is such a rarity here! – I won them as a prize for pulling Excalibur’s sword from the stone (but I can’t remember where that was …) No doubt someone will tell me. That’s all I won from Vegas. What else can I remember? Well, the heat for one, walking out of an air conditioned hotel into a fiery furnace (that’s my impression, being from a watery skied UK) Plus the light bulbs. Oh, and the erupting volcano outside The Mirage, complete with moving pavement (translation: sidewalk) Definitely worth a visit just to see what it’s actually like, no matter what your holiday preferences are.
The buttons on this shirt are a perfect match for this fabric and I was so lucky to get them from Tina Crossgrove in the recent pattern swap only a couple of weeks ago. The black lined inners compliment the black lines in the fabric. Thanks so much Tina!
I also love the shirt pattern. Someone has missed out on a real treat with this – a completely uncut pattern from the 80’s and it was so simple to construct yet effective.
This is definitely going to become a favourite …