Daniel found this white cotton fabric with varying thicknesses of pale blue stripes digging through a giant bin at Emmaũs. There are so many crazed ladies after the fabric that one of us stands guard as the other rummages frantically. I got elbowed in the ribs.
I decided to use the fabric to make this 'robe à plastron' from a book I borrowed at the library called 'La Couture Nature.' There are light gathers under the dicky shirt front, the officer’s collar has interfacing to keep it rigid, and four buttons have hand stitched buttonholes to enter into. The pattern can easily be shortened to make a nice shirt. Think of all the contrasting fabric possibilities!