I have been looking all over tarnation for a pattern for a shirt that looks decent with or without a bra. Yes, of course I want to look put-together on a daily basis - I also want to look decent first thing in the morning or late in the evening.
I've had this camisole pattern for ages - it's from Folkwear - but I've done some pretty substantial changes (eliminated the waist gather, eliminated the buttons, moved the pintucks). Since I wanted a shirt, not a cami, I went a step further and lengthened the hem substantially, front and back.
I had a lot of fun with embellishments. Yes, I'm girly and I'm proud. And I have a fancy schmancy sewing machine!
I started this shirt around noon and was done - including the pretties - by 4pm. I'll be making a dress-length version in the very near future to fill a wardrobe hole - something to wear around the house after a bath.
The fabric was from the remnants pile at my favorite fabric store. It's a quilting ish cotton, but seems a bit softer than traditional quilting cotton. I don't much care for the beading lace, it's a little stiff and ravelly.
Pintucks! Embroidery! Ribbons! Lace! Yes, you *have* entered the girly zone. :)
And now on moi.
It's cute, yes? And very comfy. :)