A couple of weeks ago, I went down to London to search for some remnant fabrics. There wasn’t any that was nice but while browsing the fabrics on the shelves, I saw this ivory colour sateen fabric and just a shelve below, this dark blue cotton drill with a sheen to the surface. Both of these colours worked so well I immediately fell in love with the fabrics and bought it on the spot. And there it lay in the suitcase of fabric until I decide what I want to create.
A week later, my friends invited me down to London to celebrate my birthday and since there was an occasion to dress up, I decided to make a shirt, slim fit trouser and a portfolio case as a present to myself. Here’s me modelling the look!
I played around with the details of the shirt and toyed around with the idea of a fold over section on the collar and cuff.
For the portfolio case, I used a fake leather fabric but close up look like distressed PVC and also used the leftover fabric from my blue shirt to make the lining. I decided to put two zips on the top and side of the case just for the fun of it and it made it look different.
I like the collar and cuffs very much! You are very inventive.