As you know, I am a huge fan of shirt dresses. This one from Burda (04-2011-108) is everything I ask from a shirt dress, except the season. I had hoped that I could kind of pull this off as a winter look because I was too impatient to wait for summer.
The fabric is a vintage sateen and come summer, come sandals and tan, it'll be just the picture.
Meanwhile I still have hopes for this pattern as winter wear in a fabric that looks, well, more wintery.
With cardy and coat:
The weather? oh windy and grey today, again:
Close up of fabric and vintage buttons:
And here are my fabric puchases from a vintage sale in sunny Nelson, where we were on holiday last week. Melissa (of Tiny Happy fame) sent my sister an email telling her of a private vintage fabric sale. Wasn't that nice of her, me, I might keep that kind of information pretty tight. As it was, there was plenty for everyone, so much so, I even considered going back. But that would be greedy. Such restraint, only 10 happy pieces came to their new home.
On a side note, I have to say, the private sale was a deceased estate and this woman had stash like you would not have believed. It would break my heart to go to my grave with all that fabric unused. She had collected enough for her executors to run a 3 day sale. Unbelievable. Thousands of metres of fabric.
It's now my duty to allow these fabrics to fulfill their destiny.