For Christmas I made my husband a shirt. It was a gift, but also a little selfish since I really wanted to hide at home and sew for a few days.
I chose the Colette Negroni pattern because word on the Internet was it is an easy pattern to tackle, which turned out to be true. It was fun to put together. I may have squealed with delight, sitting there alone in my apartment. Or perhaps Tanaka-san heard me and shared in the fun.
It was a risky undertaking since I had never before made something with so much detail — pockets! button holes! cuffs! a collar! — and if the project fell terribly apart, I was left with no backup plan. Thankfully it worked out well, for both us.
This is the practice shirt, which I made out of cheap polyester-something, and it has been worn about a dozen times without washing. I think he likes it. I keep saying he can pick out the fabric for the real shirt but he has to go to Nippori with me to do so. Maybe there is a bit of selfishness in that offer, too.
Great job! I love the pockets, very cute.
I love this shirt so much. Nice job matching the plaid too! I cannot imagine why D would hesitate going to Nippori. Doesn’t he know it’s the place where dreams come true?
Ha! I’ll give him the message. 🙂
There is no rushing Mr. DP
A shirt. A plaid shirt. You have mad skillz.
Great shirt! I love love love the pocket liner ❤
Thanks! I think that’s his favorite part, too. 🙂
Are you taking orders?
Maybe for a certain demographic…
For a practice shirt, you did well. If Dan has worn the shirt more than once, I would say he likes it.
I’ve sewn lots of clothes for my girls and myself, but never for my husband! This looks really good! Maybe I should try it too 🙂
This pattern was really easy to follow! I think I’ll make more lighter-weight shirts for this summer. 🙂