Having wanted a new white top for what seems like aaaaages, it may be the end of summer but am loving this one to pieces!
The Dream Center
to do something to help the homeless by giving them a 'hand-up', not a
'hand-out'. Their methods have shown success, and they have recently
built a small subdivision of tiny houses called Opportunity Village
where the homeless, and people in need, can live while they take
classes to learn necessary 'life' skills, find employment and get on their feet. They
are funded by donations and their Resale Centers, i.e. thrift stores, one of which opened up in my little town recently. A few weeks ago I
decided to stop in and check it out..... and boy am I glad I did!
Simplifi Fabric defines Lyocell as 'eco-friendly', 'from nature to your closet', 'a natural man-made fiber from wood pulp'. I'm wearing wood pulp?! Oookay. Reading on.... Lyocell is more moisture absorbent than cotton, has natural breathability, is 100% biodegradeable with beautiful drape and great for sensitive skin. The drape was what drew me to this fabric. Wikipedia has a more technical description if you are interested in more info. It is also known as Tencel. After learning about Lyocell I am amazed it's not more widely available, or known, here. This was a big first for me. Anyway, I probably had some sort of coupon and paid less than $12.99/yard but it is still available at JoAnn's and on sale for $6.49/yard and you can see it here. This top takes @1 3/8 yards.
floral linen Belize shorts.
Alabama Chanin modified 6-panel skirt. The top's front and back darts line up nicely with the skirt's front and back panel seams, as well as helps keep everything nice and neat and tucked in and not all blousy at the waistline. The only drawback to wearing it tucked in is the bottom pearl button sometimes shows through if the skirt is more fitted there. This skirt works fine.