A Cheeky Red
I am really loving the oversized shirts that the shops are full of this season. As much as I love the idea of these shirts, anything too large can overwhelm a 160cm tall person such as myself. I tend to suit a leaner silhouette and a shirt with some shaping. That is where New Look 6050 comes in. This shirt has darts in the back and bust darts as well. I also really like the second version with the inverted pleat which I might try next.
As per my previous versions here and here, I cut the shirt to a size 10, grading to a size 12 in the hips. I cut the length halfway between version A and version D which I found to be a happy compromise between mini dress length and short like in the photo on the envelope. This gives me the option to wear it over leggings should I want to (and I will but more on that later).
I actually nearly retired this pattern prior to this shirt in favour of more current patterns, and there are some lovely ones around, especially amongst the indie pattern makers, but with a little creative drafting, there is life in this old girl yet! I particularly like the v neck shape and I have plans to work with this and an old 1980's shirt pattern for another version.
Because autumn has struck with a vengeance, my summer clothes have been retired in favour of warmer attire. Today I am wearing my new shirt with my favourite pin striped skirt made using Vogue 1247, my grey leather brogue boots by Bellini and a necklace I purchased using a voucher given to me by my in laws for my birthday in September last year, and I only just got around to spending. Yes, I am as organised at spending my birthday vouchers as I am at posting my makes on this blog!