Soleil: Prototype #2


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.)




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