More Christmas Sewing
My husband got quite enthusiastic when I suggested to him I would make him a new shirt. The problem was that patience was not his greatest virtue and after being hounded mercilessly during the construction of this shirt I was actually regretting my decision. His excitement did wane considerably however when I suggested I take his photo for my blog. He has managed to escape the camera lens thus far but a photograph is part of the sewing deal and my family are usually happy to oblige. He has this hurry up and get this over with so I can go to work face on.
Once again I used Italian cotton from The Remnant Warehouse. This time though, the fabric is not stretch so I opted not to add front dart like in 'M's shirt. I was initially going to trim the shirt with white but after a little perusal of the quilting section at Fabric Vision, I chose a piece of Timeless Treasures cotton in a leaf print. I decided that this was not too feminine bu gave he check the lift it needed from it's boring business shirt origins.
The pattern once again is Burda 7045 . This time I cut size 44 and like my last version, shaped the hem the same as my Grainline Archer.
I am pretty happy with the final result despite the finer weight fabric. Oh, and I am really happy with the fit!