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 bitwhat 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!