Wednesday, 29 May 2013

New shirt finished

Well I managed to finish Mike's shirt tonight and he'll be wearing it for work tomorrow.

Quick recap on stats:-

Kwik Sew 3883
changes made:

  • added a collar stay
  • replaced normal cuff with French cuff by copying a RTW shirt that he likes
  • embroidered monogram on cuff
This is a TNT pattern for Mike's shirt.  He doesn't like front pockets so I leave them off (one less job to do).

This is the first shirt that I have made my husband ha ha, made quite a few for my partner last year.

I have ordered a flat fell foot for my Viking machine, however I did manage ok just doing it manually.  I sewed the seams wrong-sides together.  Cut the back seam allowance down by half, then wrapped the uncut seam allowance over the cut one, stitching close to the folded edge.

This method takes a little more time, but does the job.

I brought my new PJ set to the Flat in London, so I may run up another 3pc set to wear at the cottage before I think about another project that may use a few more of my grey cells.

Thanks for stopping by - catch you later.................



26 comments:

  1. Very nice Pauline.
    Isn't he lucky to have a wife that sews so beautifully and use her skills for shirts for him:)

    Terry

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  2. Oh, so nice! I agree with Terry.

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  3. What a lovely shirt!! This man will be yours forever with you making clothes like this :-)

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    1. ha ha Rhonda, I don't intend replacing him, and if I was to get married again in the future I would need a couple of years notice due to the number of potential grandchildren I may have. I think I'll just keep the one I have and sew him the odd shirt, fleece or pants.

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  4. Very smart looking! Great job.

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  5. Great job with this shirt!!! Very flattering fit!

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  6. So just 9 more shirts then another new handbag?

    Sorry I just couldn't resist! That shirt looks good but they always do.

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    1. Juliet - I did say is this No.1/10 phase 2 but Mike sprung a deaf ear lol

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  7. Wow! This shirt is looking really professionally made! Great details too!
    I just LOVE your profile picture!No other grandma ever looked so pretty!

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  8. Wow! and that cuff is fabulous!

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    1. thanks Bunny - he is wearing his special cufflinks that have working watch movements

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  9. I love making men's shirts too :) This is so smart and beautifully tailored, and I really like the monogram! What a cute idea! Oh, and I LOVE your new profile picture :)

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    1. Thank you Carolyn you make some lovely shirts for your men too.

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  10. Me and Juliet thought the same thing.. gosh what materialistic girls we are! But still - maybe LV next time?

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    1. ha ha I did just repeat the comments and he just said he can't hear a word I am saying ----- I'll have to think of something else.

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  11. Just to be clear there is no agreement on any more handbags. But the shirt is wonderful. Thankyou M

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    1. I can't believe that you actually responded on this blog.......hmmmm and there is us only married for 2 weeks sob sob..... I'll have to think of another way......................... ha ha

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  12. Every time I see a great men's shirt post I feel a pang of guilt that I've never made one for my husband.

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    1. I used to think the same thing - once you start then its easy - I feel flattered that he wants to wear them to work.

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