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! :)