Pattern: Bruyère from Deer & Doe
Fabric: Spirodraft voile in Ocre. Inspired purchase after seeing this lovely shirt on the Christina Haynes blog... it's a lovely soft, silky, buttery voile from Art Gallery Fabrics (Aside: Westminster also makes a lovely soft voile... most others are stiff or crisp. I love the soft ones!)
Cutting & Size: 46 with FBA.
Every seam is french seamed! Including the armscyes... not as hard as I thought it would be. The result is "impeccable" (as described in the instructions).
The fabric print is extremely forgiving of crooked top stitching. :)
I kept the box pleats stitched down a few inches from the waistband to avoid premature butt puff as with my other shirt. I think this works well for me. The waistband is a bit loose, I might try taking it in on the side seams, but only after wearing this for a day or two to get a real judgement on the fit.
Next one? I have a beautiful blue paisley print...
I wore this for a day in the office. The fabric is so soft and wonderful but it is definitely too big. Maybe a 44 will be perfect!