This is a little late for some, but here in Arkansas it's chilly enough in the mornings to appreciate a longer sleeve that can be rolled up in the heat of the day! Or rolled down when you have to be in some absurdly over air conditioned building =)
The Beaded Button Down Inspiration
They suggest "any button down shirt" but I would qualify that:
- It will need a sturdier material to support the weight of the beads without flumping over unattractively. A medium weight Egyptian cotton would be wonderful.
- It should be tailored to your body shape. Make sure you like the fit of your clothing before you embellish it, else you're wasting your time. Or "practicing" your technique, I suppose...
- This would be really cute on half-placket shirts, and can be done to any shirt at all! Don't stop here if you like the idea :)
- Laura comments that it is now hand-wash only. I don't have time for that; if you don't either, I recommend tying a double knot every 1-2 beads, depending on the weight of the beads. Then wash on delicate cycle with your delicates!