Monday, January 21, 2013

Introducing...The Shirt

It resists being named... :)
My darling David loves his new shirt! He wore it to the shop on Saturday and apparently got heaps of compliments (I was elsewhere - more later)
The shirt with no one inside him, all pressed and waiting for its photoshoot. Please note pattern matched pockets!

My Man!! Strikin' a pose. All 6' 3" of him. The shirt is a slim fit. This is a polite way of saying that I kind of made it a little snug. But apparently it is very comfortable anyway.


Because he was smiling in this one. He has a lovely smile but like most of us, the minute a camera comes close, it turns into a  rictus!

Close up to show the pattern, the detailing (piping everywhere!) contrast inner collar stay, and the amazing, enormous collar of win!! We decided it had to stay, and the Peacock shirt is having the same sized one.The underside has the contrast fabric too. Unlikely anyone will see it, but we know!
Cuff turned back to show the contrast fabric. Hmm, should I have used a dark green thread? As I had to unpick all of the front buttonholes, having put them down the wrong side, I couldn't face it!

We love it. It suits my man's flamboyant personality. It was a big job - but nothing compared to the Peacock, which took a record five hours to cut out!!!! More on that beastie later...

So, thank you again to Oobop for bringing the beauty of this pattern to my attention. I wish I had your photographic skills though! :)



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    1. It was a lesson in patience that I have enjoyed. :)

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  2. Great job- unless my husband sees it, then shame on you!

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    1. Hehe - mine has been hinting for years, and I've kept him at bay (about the shirt making!) but now I am in the mood. Once the mood passes, well he's just gonna have to look after them! ;-)

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  3. Ohh great job. Inspiring to get my man a shirt toom

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    1. Youwould look great in one of these, Stacie! :)

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    1. Why thankyou Peter. And I did have cause to check your shirt a long a couple of times too. I've made many, many men's shirts but never really nailed it before, your blog helped.

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  6. I couldn't imagine a more awesome shirt: it's got all you could dream for in a shirt: coolest fabric, piping ( oh yeah!!) , and what a stylish pattern. Your man looks an image of fabulousness. :)

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    1. Aw that is so sweet, I am blushing! He is pretty fabulous, shirt or not, so I am glad the shirt lives up to its wearer :)

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  7. Beauuuuutiful shirt! And extra points for using the word "rictus!"

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  8. Fantabuloflorotasticular! A shirt of Megaawesomeness! Hugz MadameO

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  9. Congratulations on completion! Congratulations on the compliments he got!

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  10. Gee, that turned out neat, Mrs. C!

    Very best,

    Natalie

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  11. How great is that shirt. Very swish.

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  12. Ahhh the shirt! It is too cool and I love the flamboyant collar!

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    1. Too cool for school, or rather the office - just for the shop eh!

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  13. Oh wow this is fantastic. I see what you mean about it being a big shirt. Wonderful fabric, wonderful fit. Lovely all around.

    I have filed the pattern deets for future reference as am always on the quiet look out for slim line shirts for JJ for one day.

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  14. Bit late commenting, but I just want to say, this is an utterly amazingly freakin' awesome shirt! I love it!!!

    (And I'm feeling your pain about having to unpick buttonholes. So. Not. Fun.)

    I'll have to come by and see this in person one day - that print is just divine. :-)

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    1. Goodness me I have the most mental blockedness about buttonhole sides. Even after checking several times I almost always get it wrong. But, while one may get away with women's buttons on the wrong side, men do not like that kind of thing :)
      Thank you for nice words x

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  15. Oh wow! The shame of only just seeing this! It is so totally cool and Mr O just popped his head over my shoulder with just as many ooooo's as me! He's got total piping envy. Now look what you've started!!! xxx

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