Believe it or not, I don’t own a white shirt. Depending on who you ask, this may be a good thing or a bad thing. Given my penchant for bright colors and fun prints, it’s no longer a good thing. I mean, there are only so many tops you can wear with yellow and pink ikat print pencil skirts. Especially when it’s laundry day.
This month, I’ve tried to make two (2!!) white blouses to fill the gaping gap in my wardrobe.
|Hawthorn and Jasmine|
Both of them have, well, sucked. They’ve taken way too long, and come out way too large. I’ve been cutting things based on the finished measurements (with zero ease) and still having issues. Personally, I don’t LOVE making a muslin, especially on something so simple. The Hawthorn blouse I think I could just take down a size (because I NEED it in dress form) but the Jasmine was just all wrong everywhere.
So, are the sewing gods really just trying to tell me something here? Should I quit trying to make stupid white shirts, and only sew fabulous dresses with prints all over them? Are separates really just a waste? Should I just buy a white shirt?
If, by chance you are willing to anger the sewing gods, and would like to recommend the perfect pattern, please leave me a comment. I’m looking for something without lots of fussy facings, that can be made in a variety of fabrics, and has sleeve options for multiple seasons. If at all possible, I’d also like it to take up less than 2 yards of fabric, have some sort of visual interest, and be a pretty quick sew. Pretty please??
In case you need an idea of things I like, I’ve created a lovely collage of boring white shirts:
|All images via Pinterest|