I was completely overwhelmed by the bolts of dead stock shirting available - it was their first fabric sale in their 60 years of manufacture - and limited myself to filling a bag (well, ok, 2) with scraps for $5.
Among my treasures are some decent little lengths, some vintage Liberty scraps, and 5 left sleeve plackets...
One of my favourite scraps was a navy floral cotton, so light and soft. I didn't have enough to make a top, so I paired it with two rectangular shaped scraps in a more masculine striped shirting - and made a cute little summer tank top.
The pattern is reminiscent of Tessuti's newly released summer top Ruby - it was quite validating to see Ruby pop up in my reader just after I'd finished this, it's such a fun shape to wear.
black lace dress with the front darts unsewn and extended in an A-line shape as far as the fabric width allowed. I was aiming for a masculine back view, so it's two rectangles joined under a button closure and a vaguely shirt tailed hem.
And Phillips? They're having their second sale this weekend - have fun!
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