Starter Craft: sew a Forties Wrap Shirt - with two pieces!
I completely love forties fashion - so I flipped last fall when I saw this wrap shirt tutorial on the ever-stylin' Freshly Given blog.
Thing is - I'd much rather wear shirts like this in summer! As in, right now.
So this week I'm hoping to make a few of these amazingly simple wrap-shirts - and I hope you will too.
Left: the inspiration for Whitney's new look, from LIFE Magazine.
The concept is simple - it's basically a square with a keyhole-shaped aperture for your head to pop through. The only addition is a strap that makes the whole thing wrappable and wearable. Very simple, and very chic.
Whitney provides a full tutorial here.
Made in a light broadcloth like Liberty's Tana Lawn, this shirt would have the feather-weight of an old-fashioned handkerchief - and will keep you cool all summer.
Plus, this is a great project for learning how to do a small hem on a sewing machine - one of those crafty building blocks that will help you to make all kinds of other fashionable stuff.
Got any vintage fashion cooking this summer? Tip us off, in our woefully modern comments section!