I finished up the other Vogue 8800 shirt I was working on in my last blog post! Look how cute my husband is – he’s such a good sport about modeling for me. He always feels awkward but he does it anyways. <3! But the shirt looks great on him though. I colored in sections of this beautiful print with my fabric markers, and I love the way it came out. I’m going to enter this shirt in the Patternreview.com menswear contest. Can I just take a moment to say that I flippin love Patternreview.com, it’s an amazingly helpful resource and the community is lovely. My only gripe about it is that the whole site looks and functions like it was created in 1992. I hope they hire a web designer at some point, because it would make the functionality so much better, not to mention the look. Okay! Onward to more pics of the shirt.
I wish I was a better photographer! It’s hard to get the pattern on the shirt to look crisp – it seems to look blown out. But I did get one good crisp pic – and it shows off my button detail! I sewed each button on with a different color of thread. :3
So hopefully the pictures make it look as awesome as it really is. Nate is super happy with it, and I’m really pleased with how it turned out. I’ve said it before, but I love Vogue 8800. It’s a great pattern. It’s a snap to put together and I love that all the seams are finished. The only alteration I make for Nate is to lengthen it by an inch, and I serge the facing edge and the sleeve and lower hems instead of turning them back 1/4 inch to finish them. The next time I make this shirt, I’m going to do a series of tutorials on how to sew it, for a friend of mine to follow along to. But for now, I’ve taken a break from sewing for others. Burning Man is just around the corner, and I’m sewing a couple of cute little things for myself. Nothing too fancy, just some comfy fairy kei/ mori girl inspired things to bum around the desert in!