It seems lately, that I've been drawn to black and white ensembles. It's completely subconscious and I don't even realize until I look back at my blog, like here, here and here.
This time, I dug way back in the crevices of my pattern filing cabinet and found my version of a "vintage" pattern. Because 1996 is about as vintage as I'm probably interested in going.
This is Vogue 1846 (OOP) by Byron Lars.
Many thanks to ChicPeek.com for this lovely eternity necklace. This is such a cool new way to shop for fashion jewelry and you should really check it out!
I've always loved a wrap top. I've have too many to count over the years. So while digging through my pattern cabinet I came across this pattern.
And for it to be from 1996, it looks classic and not dated at all.
For this pattern, I made my usual lengthening alterations for a top -- I added one inch to the waist and one inch to the sleeve length. I really love the the details of this shirt. Even though the collar is notched, it has a collar band. The sleeves have French cuffs with a placket. And the shaped hemline is what set this pattern apart from the current wrap tops available. And also, this shirt has slightly dropped shoulders. So that's not a fitting issue... they're supposed to look like that.
I chose this Italian cotton-blend (cotton 66%/Poly 30%/Lycra 4%) shirting from Mood Fabrics.com. And as the description states: it is indeed lightweight... almost sheer! Keep that in mind if this is a fabric you may be interested in purchasing. Hence the reason for a cami underneath.
I've now become completely obsessed with acquiring a few more Byron Lars Vogue Patterns. They're such classics and would be great wardrobe additions.
Worn with: my favorite black wool pants; black suede pumps from Nine West; emerald green clutch from Street Level; Karen Walker Sunnies.