My First Man Shirt
The fabric I used was a nice, thick, soft flannel plaid. It washed really well, and is super warm! Here are pics of the front and back:
I made a tag for the inside. I've always wanted to do this, but keep forgetting until it is too late in the construction stage to add it! For this one I embroidered a bit of linen, edged it with some brown piping, and sewed it onto the yoke facing before stitching everything together.
The cuff buttons might just be my favorite thing about this man-shirt. They are antique copper buttons, with a touch of oxidation here and there. I found a whole bunch of these in my huge jar of estate sale buttons. Doesn't the copper contrast nicely with the blues in the plaid?
As per the pattern instructions, I used flat-felled seams for the sides and underarms of the shirt. I think they turned out nicely! This was the first time that I had tried flat-felled seams--I usually do French seams on blouses (which can be over-doing things a bit, depending on the fabric, but I like the way they look).
So there you have it! I really enjoyed this sewing project, partly because it was fun sewing something boxy and plaid (I think working with plaids is the bomb), and partly because I was making it for someone that I care about.
Have a fantastic Saturday--and pray for me...math finals this weekend!