I finally picked out a fabric for 6621. It is something that has been in my stash for a very long while, and I was edging towards getting rid of it, but I think it will work for this short. And if it doesn’t or if the pattern doesn’t quite work out, then no loss, because I was planning on getting rid of it anyway.
It is a ‘silk’ sari I bought on ebay ages and ages ago. I never bothered to do a burn test, but I think it is polyester. I like the iridescence, and this photo shows the two colors pretty well. I am not going to use the borders in the shirt, but I will save them in case another project pops into my head.
I had a really hard time picking out a pattern, because I wanted something soft and drape-y and the fabrics I can find that have the right textures are all busy prints. I want something simple, a solid, stripe, or polka dot. A very simple floral could work, but it would have to be *very* simple. The only fabric I found that I really loved was cream with black polka dots. That would be fine, except for one thing.
Here is a photo of the shirt I already have in this style:
I don’t think I need 2 nearly identical shirts. I already have a coworker who comments on how much purple I wear. I certainly don’t need to begin a wardrobe of shirts with such slight variations that it looks like I am wearing a uniform.