Well, the time family came as I was digging through my fabric and found this wonderful check that was given to me. I think it is a linen-poly blend because if feels wonderful but does not wrinkle much.
I used a pattern for a shirt dress from burdastyle that I thought would suit the understated neon trend. The fun thing about this pattern, is that it is designed to have three different looks.
|Drawstring long shirt|
This first one is the pattern I used. I used ribbon for my draw-string, but it calls for you to make your own out of the fabric that matches your shirt. I also used the pockets from the second version.
|Belted long shirt|
The second also is a long tunic, but it does not have a drawstring. Instead, you add belt loops and make a belt. It also has a pocket. So, it is not that different than the first but the details make it have a different feel.
But the third version is considerably different. It is shorter, has only a band for the collar, and has ruffles down the button placket. I think this creates a very sweet but grown up blouse. I am sure I will try it some time.