My plan for summer sewing is to try and make things that are more intermixable and adaptable. The need for this has been highlighted by the Me made May challange as I find so few of my makes really go together! I have a habit of just making random items I like the look of.
I have a few shirt patterns in my collection so thought that would be a good start, plus if I made a little longer they could be worn as a dress or with leggings to give more looks. That’s where practical me moved over, with a visit to see Adam Ant in concert coming up i started to see long flowing cuffs & neck frills to wear under a military style jacket.
No I wouldn’t be wearing that on a normal working day….those cuffs would get soggy shampooing hair… so I managed to tame my thoughts!
I decided on Simplicity 2255 view A but then added the neck frill of view C too.
The make came together easily and I used my overlocker to do a rolled hem on the curved bottom & sleeves.
I wore it to the concert with shiny trousers & over knee boots but can also imagine it tucked into a pencil skirt. I think maybe I should have added just a little more length to wear as a dress so will note that for next time.