Saturday, August 31, 2013

Risin' up to the challenge of our rival........

And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night

And he's watchin' us all with the eye of the tiger....



Okay so maybe I have spent too much time on Singstar or is it Rockband, I am not sure but this song by Survivor comes to mind when I am wearing my new shirt.

It all started with a lovely piece of tiger printed georgette which I picked up from the Op Shop for the princely sum of $2.  I wanted a more fitting shirt than my two latest offerings so dug out New Look 6050 again.  This time though, I made a less fitting version, the one with the back pleat and not the darts as I have made in the past.  With the lighter fabric I was a little concerned that the darts would pull as has happened in the past.  I also extended the sleeves and made the cuffs as per my Burda shirts so this shirt is somewhat of a frankenpattern. 



It all came together rather easily and as the fabric is a little heavier than regular georgette, somewhere between georgette and a crepe, it drapes beautifully and was really nice to work with.  I didn't bother with pockets, because I felt the fabric was busy enough and I didn't want to interupt the print.



What I really like about shirts like this, is that they look good tucked into a skirt for work and all I need to do is swap out the skirt and heels for ponti pants (newly run in I might add) and ballet flats, when I get home from work,  and I have an outfit suitable for swimming lessons or rugby training.







8 comments:

  1. You're right. This is a very versatile shirt. That's lots of value for $2.

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  2. Purrfect - love the combination of the tiger / floral print with your classic shirt pattern - not too fitted , not too baggy. Looks good dressed up and down !

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    1. Thank you. I was aiming for not too baggy.

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  3. I love the tiger floral print - it is awesome. What a great shirt.

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  4. Great shirt! Would you recommend that pattern? The shirts in the shops always pop (at the most crucial part of the shirt) or are way too big so I've been on the lookout for a good pattern to make some.

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    1. I like the shape of this pattern. I find a lt too wide as well. What I particularly like about this pattern is the subtle shaping.

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