Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Given and Received...

2 yds of striped cotton shirting + Simplicity 7030 = 1 happy husband

DH loves his "custom made" shirts, so I made one up this week, in secret! It's the same pattern I always use for him (this is the 4th version), but I've never done a long sleeved one before! The cuffs went together easily, and I will definitely be making more, since it really went together fast, and fits him perfectly. Here's a close-up of the collar, stand, and topstitching...
... and the cuff! If you haven't made your hubby a shirt yet, I recommend this pattern strongly, but with a word of warning! If the fit is right, he'll want more than just one! The fabric is a fabulous cotton shirting you can get from Gorgeous Fabrics (on sale right now, run! Go get some!), although I bought mine at Metro Textile in NY this summer.
Making this shirt made me wonder why I haven't made any button-downs for myself yet!!! But, since Santa brought me 4 new patterns...
I will definitely be working one up (using the Hot Patterns seen above) very, very soon! I also got an extension table for my Viking! I didn't realize how nice it is to have the full weight of your project supported until I sewed on my vintage machine in it's cabinet. So, I found this at Sewing Mates, put it on my wish list. Thank goodness I was not on the "naughty" list this year!!!
Santa left some other stuff under the tree, too, but who cares about that?!?! Just kidding, the kids were thrilled with their new toys, and my fingers are raw from transforming Transformers. Little Miss Princess got this cool little fashion toy called a Harumika, which is a tiny dressform she can wrap fabric around and lock into place. She's had a lot of fun with that, and I just can't imagine where she gets that interest from??? The package only includes 3 tiny scraps of fabric though, so we'll go dig through the scrap box, er... uh, I mean "treasure chest", for more pieces to add.
I hope your holiday was also wonderful, and please do share, What Sewing Goodies Did Santa Leave Under the Tree for You???

13 comments:

Carrie said...

Love your hubby's shirt. Love the color. It's nice to see men in other colors than blue, white, ect. I just wish I was brave enough to make my man a shirt. It's so easy to sew for our daughter, my niece and nephew. But for me and him...I tremble. One of these days I will ventrue to that relm. Glad to see Santa was good to you....

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Your husbands shirt looks great!

My favorite mens shirt pattern is Kwik Sew 2777, like yours it also makes up quickly and has a nice Fit.

gwensews said...

That is some good sewing, Kristine!

Bunny said...

Beautiful tailoring! Merry Christmas too! My DGD got a little case and in it are a colorform equivalent of paper dolls. She had three "women" and loads of little outfits to stick on. You can't imagine how long she played with it. DD got it at some off the beaten path type of tourist store. Do you remember "Colorforms"?

Kristine said...

Do I remember them?? I *loved* them! I remember having a Scooby Doo set that kept me very, very busy. Those were the days...

glorm said...

Very nice job on the shirt. Your hubby will definitely want more.

amber said...

I'm really impressed by that shirt! It looks great! My husband got some wacky pj bottoms from me, but he would have loved a shirt like that - maybe next year.

Santa this year was on a cooking kick for me so I have have a bunch of new toys from Williams Sonoma in my kitchen. :) Although, I did also get a cutting table, which makes my back very VERY happy!

Michelle said...

What a great shirt! I have been working on getting a pattern altered for my husband, but he is so hard to fit...and so PICKY!

julia said...

Your husband's shirt looks professionally made. I'm not letting my husband know that this is a possibility though. With 5 grands I don't have time to sew for myself let alone him!!!! I love the extension table. I'll have to look into that!!! What a wonderful toy!!! I want one for myself and all of my grands!!! I am saving that link for future reference for birthdays!

kanishk said...

.I tremble. One of these days I will ventrue to that relm. Glad to see Santa was good to you....

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Susan said...

That shirt could easily be mistaken for an expensive Nordstrom's purchase. That is soooo well done. Did you enter this in the PR contest? Actually, this would qualify for the men's clothing AND holiday contests, I think.

Nishant said...

I tremble. One of these days I will ventrue to that relm.

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kanishk said...

You can't imagine how long she played with it. DD got it at some off the beaten path type of tourist store. Do you remember "Colorforms"?

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