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Jul 21, 2016

Michael Models My Swiss Dot Creation!



Friends, today's the day!

You can see Michael model the new summer outfit I made him here.

Swiss dot is the most summery fabric I can think of (okay, maybe seersucker too).  It's so airy and delicate and cool-looking.

It's fun to turn fabric usually associated with womenswear into menswear, and create something you wouldn't find at J. Crew, Banana Republic, or Brooks Brothers.  I didn't choose the Swiss dot and the striped linen (which I used for Michael's shorts) at the same time or with any intention of combining them in an outfit.  It was pure luck that I had both in my stash and they paired up so well together.

A hot spell is heading this way, apparently.  With Michael's latest outfit, some sunblock, and a bottle of water, I think he's well-prepared.

Have a great day, everybody, and stay cool!

13 comments:

  1. Correction: what you have in your stash is one male model.

    Somewhere between the smile and the stems I noticed the buttons (they're quite nice too).

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  2. Love the outfit. Love the swiss dot fabric for shirt. Michael looks great

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  3. I've always thought the Swiss are neutral but this is downright subversive! Beautiful work, as always. The buttons add depth and were a great choice.

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  4. Summer outfits will never be the same, Peter! Michael looks wonderful, and your work is awesome!

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  5. Michael looks quite pleased with his new clothes and well he should be, as you did a great job on them! Wonderful workmanship!

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  6. The shirt, the shorts, Michael - you scored a tifecta.

    Spud.

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  7. As always, your shirt making skills are impressive. Removing the button placket seems like a good idea when dealing with swiss dot fabric. Your fabric looks thin and pliable, but I've had difficulty with the dots in folds and seams. Loving the shorts too!

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  8. I was in a fancy dapper gentlemens store yesterday. They had a very cool looking suit with shorts like the ones you made here and a blazer type jacket. Same type fabric and style.

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  9. I love the texture of the fabric, the pattern mixing, the perfect tailoring--really delightful. Michael is ready for an ice cream social and beachside stroll.

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  10. I love the way the fabric looks, it makes a really nice shirt (especially for hot summers, like you said!). I really like the little floral designs as well! Great job as always

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  11. I love this outfit Peter! You did an awesome job selecting and pairing pattern/fabric. Congratulations to Michael for a awesome photo shoot!

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  12. WOW, this looks so cool, yet HOT in swiss dot, and comfortable. LOVE IT!

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