I had been intending to make one of these for ages. I tried out the 1940's type with tonnes of binding but what I wanted were simpler lines. Betsy is wearing the photo-type which she loves.
I was thinking sophisticated Japanese, but of course who can resist a bit of floral.
I love this style because the weight is distributed across the shoulders and not all on the neck,
even with the deep pockets.
Burnt orange and eau-de-nil in a heavy two tone linen.
The lighter weight fabrics can be worn as day wear when no 'work' is being done
- as if that ever happens.
I've been wearing a chocolate brown linen with red stitches.
These have all gone but I will be chained to the sewing machine this week.