Sunday, July 28, 2013

Nevermore Quoth the Raven now Complete!!!!

It is done!! By Wednesday night I was feeling up to facing upstairs by myself, and buoyed by the idea that sewing 30 minutes a day would get things finished in surprising time, I got stuck back in.
This 30 minutes a day idea, it appeals. My default state for getting things done is to try and find a big block of time. Of course this works, but it is not realistic in a busy life. So, I just picked away at it.
Cuffs, hem on Wednesday night. Collar and buttons on Thursday night and OMG, it was done!! Happy Husband, who got to wear it to work on Friday.
This morning (Sunday) at Social Sewing, the wonderful Jo at Making it Well took some excellent photos of MrC with her state of the art camera, and a much better eye for composition than I ever have, thank you Jo! :)
 Contrast inner collar stay - the under collar is also contrast.
 
Pattern matched front with diamante buttons. Yes, my husband is a showpony ;-)
 Back view - can you see the panel saying Nevermore centre just below the yoke? Then again on his butt? THAT is how long the horizontal repeat is on this fabric. And no vertical repeat at all. So, it is a consumer of fabric all right!
 Just because :)
From the front showing the contrast underside of the cuffs.

One more down. Three at least to go! Well, he has to have at least one for every day of the week, surely?

19 comments:

  1. hurray for the showpony! and the maker. it looks so great.x

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  2. After THE floral shirt of awesomeness I could not imagine you topping it. But if ever there was a conjunction of the planets to arrive at this fabric into this diamanté buttoned shirt, it inspired you well. This is a rock star of a shirt and mr c is totally the dude. Lovely attention to detail. What a winner.

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    1. Aw thank you Scruffy one! He has been looking forward to this since we ordered the fabric like a kid on Christmas Eve. It is fun. Oddly though it got very little feedback from his work colleagues. I don't think they quite realise what is on it at first glance! heehee!

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  3. Amazing shirt.. just beautiful.. Excellent job.. Happy sewing.

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  4. That is one stunning shirt. Very nice indeed - and so unique.

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    1. He has made it Very Clear to everyone that I won't be making one for anyone else, it is very funny!

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  5. this looks amazing. I love the little contrast on the cuffs and collar stand. Your pattern matching always astounds me. I think i have to do this 30 minute thing and i might get more done too!

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    1. But you are one of the people that inspires me! You get so much sewing done with work and little, adorable people as well!

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  6. Oh yeah - I love the contrast colour, just adds that special touch to a stunning shirt.

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    1. He chose it, he chooses everything. So cute!

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  7. Fun, fun, fun, fun, glorious, dark, Gothy fun. Plus, I think he really likes it a lot. It fits well, too. Men's shirts don't seem to be easy to make and you've nailed it, probably evermore :}

    Very best,

    Natalie

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    1. Very good. Natalie :) The next shirt is inspired by Mucha, of all things. he really is showing a new side of himself these days, and I really like it :)

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    1. Me too :)You seen the other fabric we got from teh range? White background, scrumptious!

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