Hmm, uxorious – it means excessively fond of one’s wife, and Mark was quite fond of me when I made him this shirt.
Remember this fabric? It’s the same as my pixellated dress and Mark had expressed a desire for a shirt in the fabric. I did manage to squeeze enough out of my leftovers to make him the shirt, but the yoke is lined with a piece of an old pillow case.
Given that I have a dress made of the same fabric, I thought I would do a one-off, never to be repeated, photo of us both in the fabric. So twee!
I’ve made this shirt quite a few times now from KwikSew 3422 and have never managed to flat fell the seams because the seam allowance is too small. I did a Craftsy class (The Classic Tailored Shirt with Pam Howard) and it was amazing – the first thing to do is to redraw the pattern with a 5/8″ seam allowance. Now why didn’t I think of that??
She had quite a few other small tips that made putting the shirt together much better giving it a more polished look. Pam also has a different way of doing the tower sleeve placket, but I had already cut the placket opening so had to do it according to the pattern. I have to say that hers is much, much better, so the next shirt I make will have a very different sleeve finish.
It’s Christmas Day and Mark wore the shirt! I managed to catch him in the garden
Was he trying to climb this tree??
Nope, just checking it out, it appears.
For anyone reading this today – Merry Christmas!