And I needed a denim shirt.
|Image from Witchery website|
Sadly, no longer available
I really like the mannish style with the front pockets and sleeve straps.
After trying on Hugo's shirt I determined, apart from the sleeve length, it was perfect!
Who knew I had such a masculine physique?
I used some soft denim from my Magic Pudding roll of cloth, top stitched in copper thread and with reversed MoP buttons.
(I didn't fancy the metal press studs on the inspiration shirt)
The back yoke is nice and high, it works well for my narrow shoulders and the shaping works well for my thicker waist and hips.
The fact that you can roll up and button the sleeve is not that noticeable.
Which I like.
But it looks very groovy and IS totally practical for a mum that has her hands in water, on and off, all day!
I just love the sleeve placket.
How lucky is this fit? I am definitely checking out more mens shirts patterns.
I love that it fits my shoulders.
There is some back puddling but as it is just a casual shirt I don't really mind.
I am thinking about side vents for the next one.
And maybe pocket flaps?
It is crazy how often I have worn this shirt. Being a light denim it is warm but breathes so I don't get hot.
It is long enough I can wear it over leggings as it covers my backside.
I can hang it up and air it and get another days wear, no problems.
(I am embracing the apron when cooking and cleaning and my clothes are staying much cleaner. Less washing means clothes last longer and better for the environment)
I have worn it under cardy's and worn it undone, over a singlet, as a light jacket.
I have worn it so much I am seriously considering making another in pale denim.
What do you think?
Thanks for popping by...