A waffle knit thermal shirt, intended to be a base layer that is attractive enough to wear on its own. The shirt is long enough to tuck in, fitted enough to layer under other garments and soft to feel great against your skin; everything a base layer should be. I scooped the neckline a bit, added some style lines in the shoulder and shaped the hem for a fashionable look. BEST OF ALL, I figured out a new way to cut the thermal fabric so it doesn't stretch out and become baggy by the end of the day. This cut is also flattering across the tummy, we can all appreciate that!
When I was designing Pioneer Trail I tapped into my past life of snowboarding all day and hanging out with friends all night, I wanted to design a shirt that I would wear under my snowboarding jacket but be attractive enough to wear solo on the drive home and hang out in at the pizzeria after 6 hours of boarding. Yeah, life use to be so easy. My life today is very different, but the shirt will still fit nicely into my on-the-go lifestyle; layered under vests, flannels and coats and still attractive to wear on its own at home or the playground.
In the picture I chose to wear black underneath so you could understand that the fabric is thin, the waffle knit traps in air and makes it feel nice and warm. My youthful side likes the shirt with just a bra but my mature mom side would slip a silk camisole underneath for modesty purposes.
The fabric is 100% cotton, it is incredibly soft. In my several years search for the perfect thermal knit I discovered so many thermals have polyester in them but not this one, it is cotton, natural color and knit in Canada. The shirt is cut/sewn in USA.