For days when you’re craving comfort as well as style, this boxy shirt – classically feminine yet perfect for easy, everyday wear – is just the sartorial solution you’re looking for. The pattern (created for Peppermint by Pattern Runway) features a figure-flattering cut with a generous neckline and wide sleeves for maximum comfort, as part of a slip-on style that buttons down the back. Choose a textured raw silk like ours from The Fabric Store, and experiment with reversing your fabric, re-orientating a geometric print or choosing a few contrasting designs to give the front a three-tiered look or to add extra emphasis to the sleeve and bodice detail. Make your own covered buttons from fabric remnants or choose bold, oversized ones to add interest. Tailor-made for in-between autumnal weather, this is a flexible style that can be layered over a simple skivvy or paired with jeans, leggings or a flowing skirt – think outside the box!
Here at Peppermint, we’re passionate about all things craft, creativity and community, which is why we’ve been providing you with gorgeous free sewing patterns for years! But now it’s our turn to ask a little favour…
The COVID-19 pandemic is making things pretty tough for many small, independent businesses, ours included. To help ensure we stay afloat (and are able to provide lots of lovely free patterns for you in the future!), we’d love if you could spare a small donation of $2 (or whatever you are able) when downloading a pattern – because when it comes down to it, every little helps.
Thanks so much for your support! We’re so grateful for our amazing sewing community, and we know that, together, we can get through this. Happy stitching, and good luck with all those #isolationcreations – we can’t wait to see your makes.
Team Peppermint xx