The Sewing Lawyer cannot resist making a (bad) pun considering that her latest sewing creation is made from fabric featuring a peacock feather motif. I think it may be Liberty, it's certainly a beautiful lightweight wool. My husband, the intrepid thrifter, found it for me for a song. I had enough, carefully avoiding the moth holes, to cut out this BurdaStyle shirt pattern.
Voila. My version (sans umbrella).
I think it looks OK with my recently-completed tweed skirt. This is another view from the versatile 1990s Vogue Basic skirt pattern (#1762) that I also used for my white linen summer skirt. The tweed is left over from my Donegal tweed cape project. Including the lining, although using the leftover scraps necessitated some creative cutting!
Anyhow, the shirt. I made this up in the smallest available size (36), and the fit is tolerable although slightly loose. I took the side seams in a bit. It looks bigger/looser from the back.
I didn't have enough fabric to actually match the pattern across the front, but it is mirrored, more or less.
Hmmm - what else to say?
If you noticed that the bottom button looks different, give yourself a pat on the back. I chose small metal domed buttons with a shank, but picked a flat button for the lowest position so it would be less visible when I tuck the shirt in.
Next appearing on this blog will be my just-completed Ratana cardigan. But it's still damp from its washing/blocking.