I finished another Lottie over the weekend. It was not on my list of upcoming makes but I have wanted a white shirt for the longest time. And for some reason I had a block about making one.
It’s made from what appears to be an old sheet. I bought it as ‘fabric’ from the op-shop but it had no selvedges and then I realised I’d seen the waffle weave before in bed linen. Totally OK with this re-purposing, and the texture in the weave saves it from being too plain for my tastes. It has less drape that the satin of my first Lottie, but although that makes it much harder to photograph, I really like the crispness of the finish.
I’m also looking for ways to get more integration with my work and casual wardrobes so that there’s less need to create separate wardrobes. I showed it to hubbie when it was finished with the caveat “but I wouldn’t wear it with jeans” and he said “Why not?”
Reader: I wore it with jeans.
The Simple Sew patterns seem to really suit my figure and are nice and easy to make up and put your own stamp on – if desired. I made the sleeves that came with the pattern this time, but I added another 0.5cm at the sleeve head so I could have more control over the gathering – success!
Otherwise, no changes. And the resulting shirt is a success.**Oh and an update: I redid the darts on my diamonds top, an inch shorter made all the difference. Thanks team!**