Every Christmas I make a shirt for Jeff. I finished this one belatedly on new year’s day, then as soon as I finished sewing on the last button Jeff had to try it on, and then of course… he was so cozy in it … it was too dark to photo…. he wore it to work the next day, and I never got to photograph it. Now it has been already washed, and being flannel it’s already lost its crisp allure and gotten a little fuzzy ….
What is so funny is that every time I make one of these Christmas shirts I seem to mess something up badly, if not disastrously. This year the buttonholes were okay, plackets and collar okay … but…. the plaid was so wavy as it was probably the last on the bolt and warp/weft apparently is terminally twisted, and so the plaid did not/could not/ would not stay square. Thus I did a horrible job of matching up in front (like if I make it match at side seams, the front is wonky). Whatever! Who cares! (except that I kind of do care). A bit dissymmetric, but I will just let it be what it wants to be.
Needless to say, since my sewing machine is already out, I may have to sew some other crazy new-from-old shirts, so watch this space for some fun upcycling!
Your sewing skills are amazing, Jeff’s shirt looks so cozy.
Awww thanks Wendy! xx
I totally agree with Wendy! The girl has got SKILLS! It looks so yummy. I want to crawl into it. Lovely work.
Skillful at making mistakes… 🙂
But always happy to let things be what they want to be.
It’s so professional, I really never noticed any wrong wobbly bits, looks perfect to me. Lucky Jeff! 😀
Thanks Ali, that is consoling to think it’s not so noticeable! Sewing a tailored shirt is no easy task, even though this one is about the 23th I’ve sewn for him, spread out over 22 years! 🙂
His shirt looks great. What a terrific gift for your husband.
Thanks Stef! xx
Thinking of you Lizzi….. everyday! xxx