Soleil is turning out to be one of my favorite shirts to live in during the warmer months. It’s got pockets, a super easy shape (read: no need to suck your stomach in at all times), and enough gatherings to give it movement without being overly fussy. I wear it with skinny jeans and denim shorts too.
The main change I made between versions was to change to a rounded neckline. The prior version was a square neckline. I thought the rounded neckline paired more gracefully with the Fuccra Rakuen’s gorgeous florals.
On the topic of fabric, we just received a few bolts of Nani Ito’s Fuccra Rakuen Cotton Sateen in the shop: Mallorca, Amalfi (above), and Phi Phi. The cotton sateen has a subtle lustre with a sumptuous drape. A bit heavier than lawn, it sews wonderfully! Did I mention that the entire garment is sewn with french seams?
I probably should have done a better job spacing the buttons out. Notes for next time! (The buttons can be found here.)