This is a shirt I made for our eldest son for a Christmas present. I didn't need to be secret working on this one, as he was working up in Kalgoorlie up until only a few days before Christmas.
I'm glad he got a job where he is earning some good money but I did really miss him... oh dear, empty nest syndrome coming on already? sad... :(
Anyway, we are making the most of him being home now. And he has probably at least another year of Uni at home.
This fabric was a bit of a *&%# to work with. Excuse my French. I've had it for about a year, toyed with various projects in my mind, possibly a shirt for Craig, draping it over Bessie to get inspired for something for me etc. and finally came to terms with the fact Tim was the best one in the house to carry off this "deconstructed businessman" fabric. The fabric is heat set into random crazy creases, and is slightly stretchy, thus the %$#@ factor, have you ever tried fine precision tailoring with stretchy or pre-creased fabric?? And I like for mens' shirts to be well tailored... well, I just had to accept the quirks of this fabric and go with it as best I could. I think I wrestled it into some sort of submission with minimal meltdown on my own behalf. Anyhow I'm very happy with how it finally turned out. And most importantly Tim likes it too. He wore it on Christmas Day, and has worn it out to two other parties with his friends since, so must do!
The pattern is Burda 7767 again, this time made up pretty much as is but with narrower sleeve cuffs, the addition of two breast pockets with asymmetrical flaps, a long curved hem and the use of navy blue snaps in lieu of buttons.
I also added this iron-on "raging bull" motif. Hehe, this is kind of funny because there is no one less like a raging bull than Tim... It is actually one of a series of horoscope signs, and Tim is not even a Taurus, but meh... I liked the colours of this motif against the colours of the shirt, and I thought it needed a little extra something to make it less formal and wicked enough for a young bloke.
Shirt; Burda 7767, pattern review here, cotton with probably a spot of spandex for stretch?