It's time for another rugby shirt!
This time I'm using a cotton knit that's less stretchy than the pink and blue one I worked with last week. So much less, in fact, that after I'd stitched the sleeves and torso seams closed at 5/8" and tried the shirt on, I had to rip the seams open and re-stitch at 1/4" (Luckily I hadn't yet serged the seams.). The extra ease made a huge difference in the fit -- I hate knits that cling across the chest.
This knit is a lot like those found in those striped French boating shirts. It stretches (along the weft) but there's definitely no Lycra here. Once again I used the front opening placket from David Coffin's Shirtmaking book, and added a full collar stand and collar.
I hope to finish this soon and whip up some coordinating pants next week.
In other news, this morning in the trash I found this vintage Sixties Admiral portable TV. Not sure what to do with it though. It's in excellent shape.
I've been wearing a lot of my recent makes. Last Friday I went fabric shopping with a friend and wore my comfy linen coveralls.
Saw the shot below on Pinterest and felt very on-trend.
Sunday I wore my pink and blue rugby shirt, a new favorite.
And on Saturday, I wore my Miyake-inspired shirt (combining two cotton-silk organza-weight print fabrics) and man-skirt (you may remember this from last year). I must say that after a full day in this outfit, it no longer feels in any way unusual -- just clothes. I got a lot of compliments!
And that's it!
With just a few days before MPB Day, I'm catching up on my beauty sleep and thinking about possible outfits. It may be time for a makeover...
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!