I knew this combo would work…but not that it would become one of my fav outfits ! ❤
Let’s start with this new Chardon : 2 years ago I realized this summer version, but in fact it was a fail. The chosen linen was not adapted to this pattern : too sheer, and not holding itself. I needed a new one.
I found this little piece of gabardine at my favorite retailer Monsieur Albert, I traced my pattern in 38,5, I refined my finishes and when it was time to dress-up, distaster…it’s really tight at the waist.
I’m confused : my 38-size versions are ok, why would this one be smaller than the other ones ? Simply because I made a big mistake at the beginning : my fabric was too small to keep with the straight grain, I used cunning by cutting my pieces in the other direction. And the result is not the same ! Finally I can wear it, but obviously, comfort is not the same.
Let’s switch to Mélilot ?
It was hard to find the right fabric : it needs to be flowing and nontransparent. Finally I found it in la Plaine Market : a white viscose. Sewing it was not easy, but really, I dit not regret it : I’m crazy of this shirt.
I made a mix between the A and B version : instead of the cuffed short sleeves, I finished the armholes with bias cut in my viscose scraps. We can see the hand sewn stitches, but I really love the result.
The pearl buttons come from “La Droguerie”. I’ve got some difficulty to sew the upper hidden buttonhole : so I ripped my collar a little bit to reach it. Next time I will sew this buttonhole just before sewing my collar, it will be easier. Or maybe you have a tip ?
Conclusion : I ‘m crazy about this outfit , both very modern and vintage . The shirt opens me infinite perspectives : worn over shorts, in jeans, in a skirt, under a sweater in the fall … a real basic . And Chardon… although slightly too tight, it reminds me of my favorite movie whenever I dress it…