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Dec 8, 2012

Peter Models the Red Polka Dot Shirt



Readers, my first polka dot shirt is done!







This unique French fabric from Elliott Berman is a little hard to look at close up.  Not a few times I had to step away from the sewing machine and give my baby browns a rest.  I don't know how those polka dots were manipulated to make them look like a blinking Times Square Jumbotron, do you?










This time I put a lot of care into gathering my sleeves before attaching the cuffs and I really like the way they came out.





Now it's time to tackle the color blocked version.  Then maybe we can do a "which version do you like better" post.

Wish me luck and have a great weekend, everybody!



32 comments:

  1. Looks great! Now to boggle your eyes in 2 colorways.....Can't wait to see that shirt!

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  2. Looks good. I don't think I have ever seen the back of your head before. Random thought.

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  3. I just made my husband a black and white striped shirt. I had to walk away from it a few times as well because it was making me dizzy. I was worried he'd give his co-workers seizures when he wore it to work but it looks much better made up and not as dizzying as it looked while sewing it.
    Love your shirt.

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  4. Excellent choice! I love this fabric sewn up as a shirt. I want!

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  5. I love this shirt. Fortunately, it does not have seizure-inducing qualities from a reasonable distance. It looks great on you.

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  6. Good job on this one! Now let's see how the other one turns out;)

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  7. It looks wonderful and red is a great color for you, btw.

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  8. BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!!
    ...on the next one, test red or black thread for the buttonholes...

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  9. Looks great and red looks good on you.

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  10. Oh, I love this shirt!! It looks terrific on you and rates in my top 5 favourite makes of yours. Well done, Peter :)

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  11. Love this! The fabric does make me dizzy though!

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  12. That's a great shirt! I like that fabric a lot with the geometric pattern through the polka dots. Looking forward to seeing your colour blocked version.

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  13. Wow, Peter, fabulous job! I really like this shirt a lot.

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  14. Really love this shirt, but boy, I can see what you mean with those dots. What an optical delight for the eyes :)

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  15. What makes me dizzy is how fast you made this. It's lovely though.

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  16. Great job, Peter! The shirt looks very Prêt-Á-Porter... :)

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  17. I love it. You look great and the color suits you.

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  18. I love the gathers on the sleeve they make the cuffs sit beautifully by the wrist, very nice work indeed.

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  19. Love, love, love this shirt! I can't recall if I've seen you in red before, but it looks great on you.

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  20. What a lovely shirt! The gathered sleeves work really well.

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  21. This shirt is a total home run. The fabric is so special and you were smart to let it do the talking without any other static that might detract from its impact.

    Now, you can have total freedom to color block!

    A wonderful garment. Bravo.

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  22. From vision to construction to modeling, you do everything exceptionally well (the third picture is a keeper).

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  23. Love it! Your mens shirts are always so beautifully finished!

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  24. Peter, Is this Butterick 4712 as well?

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