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.