Today I started my latest project, a shirt made from the gray floral cotton voile I purchased last month at Elliott Berman. It's a very delicate, finely woven fabric from France.
This is going to be a short-sleeved summer shirt; the pattern I'm using is in-print Vogue 8889. I've made this pattern twice before, once in white and once in pale yellow (pics below). If there's enough fabric left over -- and I believe there will be -- I may make a tunic top for my mother.
I've cut my fabric and started sewing. Since there are two side front pieces and two side back side pieces (in addition to regular fronts and backs), there's a lot of seaming to be done; all flat-felled.
The front will have a covered button placket.
I hope to finish this weekend; short-sleeved shirts are much quicker to make since there are no cuffs and no sleeve plackets to make.
I leave you with some pics of my Mom -- she's doing well and boy, is she spoiling the dogs! (A grandmother's prerogative, I suppose.)
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!