Today is my handsome husband's birthday, and I spoke to him a while ago about what he would like me to make for him. We decided on a shirt, (like he needs any more!) and having admired floral shirts on various TV presenters over the years, I offered to make him one.
We looked at the Liberty poplins over at Sewbox, and I chose a lovely soft grey and pale blue floral print, abut Colm chose what I thought to be a much bolder, darker floral. I asked the opinions of a few girls whom I know online, through sewing, and one girl in particular has a son who considers himself rather an expert in Liberty for men's shirts. He chose the same dark floral for Colm...his advice was that it would be the best print for "a Beginner"! (referring to the wearer rather than the person sewing it!)
So the expert, and the wearer had spoken...
The fist waving is directed at the young lad who called him a beginner! (not at you, my lovely readers!)
I also bought a new shirt pattern. I have the Colette Negroni shirt pattern, but it has a very informal camp collar, I felt that the floral shirt would look better in a more formal dress shirt style. I was however worried about the loose cut of the Kwiksew shirt, so I made a muslin in a size L, and as I suspected, it was too big all over. I made the real thing in a Medium. There is not much room to spare, but I like the fit.
I found some lovely little grey buttons in amongst my button collection...I am always surprised when I am making a garment, I imagine certain buttons on it, but when I lay it out, with the buttons laid out on it, they seldom look how I imagined. I usually end up with something completely different. I had thought of black mother of pearl on this, but the leaped out from the floral.
Happy Birthday Handsome!