In my Annie Hall moments I love to wear DH's shirts - loose, baggy, gorgeously soft cotton and why can't I have shirts like his?
So, talking of white shirts I made a striped one.....yeah yeah I know, and I'm supposed to be sewing with a plan - LOL
Great with jeans at weekends and would probably be OK with smart navy trousers too; I'd even try this with my white linen wide legged pants when the season is right - very resort!
The pattern is the same as the broiderie anglaise version except this time I sort of stuck to the original design and didn't add any shaping darts or alteration to the sleeves. I did however add a flowery quilting cotton at the cuffs, collar stand and inside centre front for interest and colour, and I think, to feminise the shirt a bit.
I did tinker about with the cuffs - the pattern has straight forward single cuffs with one button - I doubled the length of the cuffs and made them into fold back ones secured with button cufflinks. On one side is the stripy shirt fabric and on the other the quilting cotton. The button cufflinks would work just as well with single cuffs too.
Here's how to make button cufflinks to add that little bit of personality to your shirts.
I raised the shoulder/arm hole too as the shirt was looking a bit too much like one of Dh's. This makes it just a bit more fitted and looks like it belongs to me rather than if I'd borrowed it. although I am buttoning to the right - that's men's isn't it?
I think this might just be the first shirt I've ever worn that doesn't need a safety pin at the bust - know what I mean?
So, it's not white and not part of SWAP 13 but to quote Syndi from Stitchers' Guild - "There's no sewing police!"