The Last Shirts and Shorts of Summer
It’s only mid-August, but the mornings here in New York City already feel cooler and I’ve begun noticing dried leaves on the sidewalks. Fall is on its way.
But hold on — I haven’t even gone on summer vacation yet: I still need some summer togs suitable for a week at the beach!
I bought these two lightweight cottons — a lilac swiss dot and a boldly printed lawn — last summer but I never used them. (You can see Mood Fabrics’ selection of swiss dot fabrics here and cotton prints here.)
This summer, I decided to turn them into two casual button-down shirts, using a couple of vintage patterns in my stash. I also needed shorts. I chose a light chartreuse linen that coordinates well with both my shirting fabrics. (Mood Fabrics’ wide selection of linen can be viewed here.)
I love the results. Both the shirts and the shorts are cool and comfortable and definitely give my summer wardrobe a boost. (Knit T-shirts get boring after a while and I don’t find them as breathable as wovens; they cling.)
Some garment details:
I’m ready for my vacation.
Now let’s hope the summer weather holds out for a few more weeks!
See you in September!