Saturday, January 5, 2013
I'm dawdling with this shirt. I simply want this project over. While waiting for Pat's CT scans yesterday I handstiched the button front and basted the collar. At home I attached front shirts to back shirt and topstitched. Sleeve plackets were constructed and sleeves inserted. Collar and cuffs next, then hem and buttons/holes. Stupid shirt.
I did hit the fabric sale and found a nice cotton shirting - 50% off - but it still ran me $54. You know what? He won't appreciate the quality of a made by me shirt anymore than he would a dress shirt from a store. Clothes just aren't his thing. Future shirts, once this next one is made, will be store bought unless the shirting price is low and the quality is high.
I also bought a much cheaper striped shirting for me with a bit of stretch and a gorgeous wool that I had seen before and coveted. I see it becoming a jacket.
Pictures are from Maggie's camera...she must have added a "frame" setting.