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a shirt

My Beloved was looking at his work shirts and realized that he needed more.  His idea was to add shirts that were new and he could wear shirts that were wearing out.  That did not really work though because he got work shirts with the company logo and his name on it!  I have my own as well.  I use them for when I am learning to sharpen and when I do all the carpentry.

That does mean I have three shirts planned out for him.  Even though he does not really need them.  This is the first of those shirts.  The background is black which REALLY works for him.  He cannot keep anything light colored clean.  I have started overdyeing everything to make it last longer.

He had very definite requirements for the pocket so it is his design.  A place for a pen.  A button.  And he likes color so the plackets, pocket, and collar all need to be color.  The next shirt has squirrels on the colorful fabric.

I keep thinking I need to start using this pattern or something similar for myself.  I do like white but I would have to be willing to overdye my own sometime later in its life.  I am making an old white nightgown into a skirt and part of the process is overdyeing.  I keep thinking I have too many clothes but I keep repairing and changing what I already have. 

The sewing is a nice change but I have really gone down a rabbit hole with a sweater I am making.  Maybe soon it will be done!


clothing was requested

When I wrote about the slip/chemise I made, I said I was making a shirt.  It was a request.  It appears that in the end I may be making shirts and vests for all the boyos.  Maybe even suit type outfits.  They wish to look like frontiers men.  But that is not even correct.  They wish to look old fashioned.  It is really the best description.  As long as there are not handle bar mustaches, I will sew.

This cotton had been picked out for shirts a while ago.  The only negative I can find about it was that it was printed and not woven with this print.  Which meant that when I lined up the print, I was actually cutting on a slight bias.  It made the construction just a bit more difficult.

Finding the buttons was interesting.  I was out of anything that matched with enough buttons.  Not anymore because buttons have been cut off another shirt that was going into the garbage but when I was putting this shirt together there was none.  After looking at some tailoring pictures on Instagram, I do believe I do buttons and button holes completely opposite from how tailors do them.  But I give myself a break since I have never had anyone teach me how!

And now there is a shirt.  The only other negative so far is that my Beloved has not tried it on.  He will only try a new shirt on when he is completely clean and there is not chance of harming it!  It is more then a slight frustration but it is what it is.  If I put it in the closet, it will eventually get worn.