Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Perfection in Purple

... or "this will probably be my go-to Lent shirt." Who am I kidding. I already wear this shirt often, since I love purple. I am very pleased with the result. I actually made this weeks ago but was too busy to post about it. 

I am in love with this pattern. So many options! And it's super easy. I of course chose "View E." I think I'm going to try view "B" next. It looks like it would also work well a collar. 

This material has been sitting at my parent's house for ages. My Mom bought it while we were on a trip to Europe with my school. I think we decided it must have been Zurich, Switzerland. I vaguely remember it, since it was back when I was in high school. I think it was from a little fabric shop in this really cute, old-looking part of the city. Mom's been afraid to use it, but I decided to be brave and take the plunge!

The fabric is very interesting - different shades of purple but not tie-dye-ish. it also has a nice stretch in one direction. 

The V part of the neck was kind of challenging, but it turned out. It was also my first time using fusible interfacing for the neck part to keep the flappy neck facing from flapping around, obviously. It looks good with or without blazer, obviously. An all around perfect shirt!

Thanks for the pattern and the material, Mom!