... but my interpretation of a sorta military look.
I love khaki and all muddy colours, and felt a khaki/muddy/sludgy coloured shirt would be just the thing; and once the military mindset had taken a hold on me it wasn't long before vaguely uniform-y style details starting sneaking onto my new shirt too...
I used Burda 7767 again (and yes, this is version fifteen of this pattern that I was referring to in the rogue's gallery of Burda 7767 here).
I added a few little touches; some shoulder tabs, held down with a decorative strip, sleeve tabs to keep those sleeves in place when pushed up halfway up my forearm just how I like it... The bottom hem is curved. The pockets have a folded bizzo down the centre front which is top-stitched in place, and I squared off the lower pocket corners. This shape is echoed in the pocket flaps. I also folded back the button band to the outside so I could get that look of a separate band, rather than that smooth look you get when it is turned to the inside, although this played havoc with my usual method of neatly finishing the button-band hem edge I worked it out OK in the end.
These buttons are fabulous, aren't they? I used 16 to finish this shirt, and if I could have invented ways of sneaking a few extra in here somehow then I probably would have! They are brass, and are stamped to look somewhat like an ancient Chinese or ancient Roman coin. Or something like that... am even vaguely toying with the idea of going back to Fabulous Fabrics and buying up every single one of them. But mustn't be greedy, must play nice and leave some for others now... :)
And take a sqizz at my new label! (thank you so much to my good friend Yoshimi who helped me to get these adorable things! You have my unending gratitude!) I LOVE them! And I feel about them a bit like Elaine from Seinfeld when she found out her favourite contraceptive sponge had been discontinued, and she only had a limited supply left, and she then had to judge each new man she met on whether he was "sponge-worthy". Now I have to judge each new garment I make as to whether it is label-worthy or not. I think my new shirt is label-worthy... What do you think?
Shirt; Burda 7767 with modifications, dark khaki linen
Skirt; my own design; charcoal knit stuff
Tights; Spencer & Lacy
Shoes; Francesco Morichetti, from Zomp shoes
(and for those wondering if I had traced off this much used-pattern, lest it get all tattered and torn, I am using the original tissue every time and it is in pretty good nick still, see? I take very good care of my patterns!)