The penultimate shirt, for now... (and I am definitely thinking of something different to make for my boys next year!)
This particular shirt, another Burda 7767, was made using shot cotton in True Cobalt, and is a Christmas present for my husband. I had just made for him a special (imo) new shirt for his birthday recently, but I ran up this other new one as well since I didn't want him to feel left out when the others were all opening their gifts of handmade clothing on Christmas morning. However. This is the sixth mens shirt I've made in the past six weeks, and you might imagine I was becoming just a tad shirted-out by the time I came around to this one...? (if so, you imagined correctly) It was a struggle for me to get enthusiastic about finishing this last one to the standards (ahem) I've set myself and that my menfolk have become accustomed to... :)
In fact it only had the very last little touches put to it just last night :D
The warp of this fabric is a deep periwinkle and the weft is only a barely lighter blue, leading to an extremely subtle "shot" effect unfortunately. Almost too indistinct... in fact to be blunt I was quite disappointed with this fabric when it arrived. I'm used to the Rowan shot cottons really wowing me with their iridescence, but the colour of this one seemed pretty flat to me when I received it. The perils of internet shopping.
So, the fabric being very plain, the shirt really needed some interesting bits and bobs to lift it above the overly mundane. Even though Craig does like his shirts plain-ish I still thought it needed a little bit of something...
There are added arrowhead shoulder tabs and cute little miniature arrowhead sleeve tabs.
It also has weirdly funky diagonal pockets. Hmmm. They seemed like a good idea at the time. I don't think he ever uses them much, anyway.
So! ...as mentioned above; this is my 6th shirt in as many weeks... but I have only posted five! Has all this crazy shirt-making made me see a double shirt somewhere, where there is but one? Well, no. I can still count.... so here's the story; I had practically finished another shirt originally intended for one of the boys' Christmas presents before I decided the fabric was just not right for any of them and put it aside, uncertain what to do with it. And then inspiration struck and now that shirt is in the process of being adapted into something, just a little bit different, and for me... results to appear here sometime soon.
Watch this space...
Later dudes!! (signing off feeling pretty lighthearted since I have finally finished with The Shirts)