A classic look, slightly on the Oriental side, and so flattering on the body. I want one or more of these in my wardrobe.
I had this pattern which I found at a garage sale years ago, but never made it because the smallest size was a 16. But since it is vintage, I examined the sizing chart again and decided this could work with a little adjusting. I wanted sleeves so those had to be drafted. What fabric? Hmm...I didn't want to experiment with any of my 'good' fabric so I dug out this really ancient cotton and used that.
The inside has skinny ties, to hold the crossover in place and outside a nice long sash to tie in a bow.
The pattern has two longer versions and I think the knee length would be great in linen, which I have already. I can also see this in a lightweight knit, which would make it drape nicely. It was a really quick pattern to make, and most of it was done on the serger.