The Alnus #3: Vintage Style Big Shirt Cover-up Irises on Mustard
Very loose-fitting button up shirt, raglan 3/4 hemmed sleeves extend into back yoke, print-matched left side breast pocket, all-in-one collar and stand, curved hems with deep side slits, falls below hip. 50% cotton 50% rayon lightweight voile with slight texture. Hand crafted for you in Canada. One size fits many (M to XL). Finished garment circumference at Bust is (45"); finished garment circumference at top of side slits is (46"). Collar band inside circumference when buttoned is (18-1/2"). Back length measurement from base of collar stand to hem is (36").
This awesome big shirt has been cloned from a vintage shirt of a prominent 1950s California-based swimwear company. It was a favourite of mine (and my daughter's apparently, based on the number of times it disappeared from the closet) for wearing at the cottage. It's very loose fit and natural fibres make it so comfortable. Some improvements were made over the original: sleeve and bottom hems were doubled rather than just serged, turned and stitched. All seams have been serged and edge-stitched for durability. And the breast pocket matches the print on the left front.
Makes a great cover-up at the beach over your bathing suit. Wear it layered with a tank top. Looks great with jeggings, leggings, skinny jeans and capris.
The shirt has been pre-washed in hot water and hung to dry to ensure there will be almost no shrinkage. Wash in lukewarm to cool water by hand or on gentle cycle. Hang to dry. Press with steam on wool setting if you like.