Too many shirts?
1) Paisley pride
This was my first datura and I wear it the most often. I used a scant 1.5 yard of a Liberty of London paisley print that was briefly on sale.
The armcyes are a little high cut, and the bias tape neckline had to be manually pinched and stitched to lay flat on my chest.
Also, I put the buttons on incorrectly in the back (they are evenly spaced, but it's better if they hit the top 2/3s of the shirt back, leaving the bottom third of the shirt without buttons), but otherwise, I love it.
2) Linen + leftovers
This one is a little silly... I used leftover linen with a scrap of Liberty of London floral print (the rest was made into a colette sorbetto shirt)... and then I got weird with the bias tape and hemming. It is wearable and with the french seams I found myself wearing inside out by accident once. I've received compliments on it, but I do always feel a little clownish when I wear it. The back is sewn in place, no buttons.
3) Voile & silk
I tried a peter pan collar on this one. I used a Robert Kaufman silk/cotton blend for the yoke (yay, ordering 1 yard or less of something). The bottom is a cotton voile that is cute, but surprisingly stiff and too sheer for worry-free use without a lining... and it turns out I HATE peter pan collars. Which is good to know, they always look so cute on other people. I will skip them in the future.
This shirt is really only good for the office with a tank top underneath.
4) Voile leftovers
This is my favorite... I bought a scrap 5/8 yard of Joel Dewberry Notting Hill Pristine Poppy Poppy voile. It is lovely and soft (not stiff like the one above). For lining, I used a soft grey voile and for the back panels, I originally tried a white cotton, but it came off as too "I ran out of fabric" and not enough "I did this on purpose" so I used a matching red swiss dot voile. The fasteners are nice matching green cowgirl snaps.
I love this shirt! It's a little wrinkled from use yesterday.
Last night, I realized I had enough scraps of Anna Maria Horner's Sinister Swarm to make a shirt with 1/2 yard of cream challis. I skipped the bias tape neckline AND peter pan collar to make a plain yoke. It took me just over an hour to complete it... I've grown very comfortable with this pattern.
I'm very pleased with the result- the fabric is soft and drapey and the print goes well with the plain challis.