Readers, my Hussein Chalayan cotton poplin knockoff is finished!
Check out the entire photo shoot here!
This shirt was really fun to sew. At its core, it's a basic dress shirt but the design had enough challenges to make it interesting. (As you know, most men's shirts tend to be pretty much the same.)
Sewing white garments is always a little stressful and the mercerized cotton fabric was so tightly woven that every little pinprick left a mark (and I was using fresh, super-sharp pins). I couldn't use pencil or chalk because those would have left visible traces on the fabric. When I wear this shirt out in public I should probably wrap myself in clear plastic.
In closing, I hope I haven't offended Hussein Chalayan by knocking off his shirt. Imitation is the highest form of flattery, right? Whom can I knock off next?
Have a great day, everybody!