Look at my cute husband! He let me photograph him in his new shirt I made for him – using Vogue 8800. I really like this shirt pattern! I cut a size 42 for Nate and the only alteration I need to make for him is to add 1″ to the length. The construction is very straightforward and I like that all the seams are finished- it makes a really sturdy and clean looking shirt. This is the second shirt I’ve made for him with this pattern, and I’ve got another one cut out and ready to sew.
The fabric I used is a handkerchief linen I picked up at Grey Line Linens on a recent trip to NY. I like to make Nate linen shirts, because he likes to wear natural fibers and I just like the way they look on him. We picked up several colors of this linen while we were there. They are all two tone weaves, with different colors in the warp and weft threads. This one is very subtle, it’s a very pale yellow and white weave. I really enjoyed sewing with it, and Nate says it is really comfortable.
I topstitched the shirt with a medium brown cotton thread to match the buttons I picked out. I did a triple row of topstitching on the collar and back yoke for a subtle detail. I also added a little handmade tag in the back at Nate’s request – he told me that since the shirts have finished seams, he can’t tell which is the inside and which is the outside easily when he wants to hang the shirt on a hanger. ^_^* As I said, I have another shirt cut and ready to go… this one is made out of a beautiful cotton/linen blend I got from Fabrics.com.
This print is so fun -and it reminded me of a coloring book. I decided to color parts of the design in with my Graffiti fabric markers for an unusual look. Nate is super awesome and loves stuff like this.
It’s so much fun to sew for a man who likes colorful and interesting designs! Can’t wait to see this one on him!
In other news, I’ve been designing fabrics on Spoonflower! I have gotten some of my swatches back, and I can’t wait to order some of these up and make stuff out of them! I have tons more fabric designs in my head to make….
The sunflower fabric is going to be a dress. The Mori girl print I’m not quite sure yet – maybe a lining for a jacket. The firefly fabric is a border print that I’m going to make a skirt out of. I looove the idea of designing my own dress fabrics – especially border prints. I want to make myself some grown up style Mori girl dresses and skirts.