I was back at the sewing machine today, but I spent most of my time laying out and cutting my fabric.
I did a pretty good matching job -- not perfect, but not bad.
Here's the back (cut on the straight grain), where the back piece meets the yoke (cut on the cross grain -- thanks, guys, for the idea!):
The back is a little hard on the eyes, especially with that center pleat, but the collar should help -- or hurt!
I cut the inside yoke out of purple gingham from my stash. You can just see it peeking through below:
There will be a little button loop on the left front collar neckline to fasten the collar -- I love these.
I expect to finish the shirt tomorrow; I'm done for the day.
In other news -- gifts!
MPB reader Cheryl S. (of the blog, Thimble Fingers) sent me the most awesome throw pillows she made for me. (I suspect she's trying to encourage my home dec toe-dipping and freshened-up living room.) The workmanship on these is amazing.
Thank you again, Cheryl! (Cheryl has an Etsy store where she sells more of her handiwork -- check it out.)
Meanwhile, reader Michael C. has sent me fabric yet again! Look at this cotton shirting with a pattern of....cotton shirts!
I have some awesome readers!
Finally, our morning glories are blooming at long last. (OK, the flowers are on the wrong side of the balcony railing but what can you do?)
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!