Friends, I don't assign gender to colors. Do you?
I know I'm not wearing pink in the photo up top but rather lavender, but let's face it, many people consider these colors less than fully masculine, even today. Be that as it may, I love them. Plus I'm a summer.
I've spent much of today working on my pink linen shirt. So far, so good.
This will be a short sleeve shirt very similar to the border print shirt I made for Michael two weeks ago. I decided to shape the bottom more like a dress shirt so I can tuck it in more easily if I want to.
I made epaulets but decided against attaching them; I was afraid they'd be a headache to iron. I do plan to add front pockets however, just to keep things interesting!
|Can I interest you in a pair of pink epaulets?|
Like most of my shirts these days, this one has flat-felled seams on the shoulders, and French seams along the sleeve and torso.
The more experienced I get with French seams the narrower I try to make them. These are about 1/4" which is fine for a spongy fabric like linen (I trim the first seam allowance down to about 1/8").
I think I'm done for today; I'm tired and it's so much better to sew when you're fresh, if you have that luxury. I also have to hem my toile de Jouy pants as I'm wearing them out tonight. Maybe I'll take photos!
I hope you're having a productive sewing day -- or whatever it is you do during daylight hours.
In closing, are there colors you avoid because you, or others, consider them to be masculine or feminine? Did you dress your boys in blue and your girls in pink?
From the mouths of babes...
Happy Wednesday, everybody!