Behold Michael's new shirt!
Michael admitted today that he feared this shirt would look too much like a novelty garment:"I expected I'd only be able to wear it to a crossword puzzle tournament, but this shirt I could wear anywhere."
Well I'm glad to hear that -- and don't think I'm not going to hold him to it. I think it looks great on him, especially now that he wears black eyeglass frames. Kind of a "geek chic" vibe, no?
I've seen a lot of crossword-inspired fabrics and I must say this one,
which I purchased at The City Quilter, is the nicest of the bunch. As
you can see, it has answers penciled in, but no numbers. It's from the company Timeless Treasures Fabrics of Soho and was designed by Gail Cadden (in a collection called, coincidentally, "Geek Chic." Great minds and all that...).
I lined the inside yoke, collar stand, cuffs, and button plackets with
black cotton shirting for contrast. I think it makes the shirt look
I've made Michael two shirts this month; I think that's plenty. Time to get back to my wardrobe needs!
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