Added Mar 31, 2012
Tampa, Florida, ...
My husband went on a week long mission trip to Ukraine last December and I dedicated the week alone at home to “project secret” – a shirt as his Christmas present. We picked the fabric together during a trip to Shanghai at the huge textile market there. It’s a lovely blue-purple-white striped cotton shirting.
I used the pattern No. 4 Semi widespread collar shirt, from Shimazaki Ryuichiro’s Book of Men’s shirts – with a small variation on the sleeve to replace the gathers with more traditional pleats. I chose smaller than usual 9mm chunky 4-hole buttons with pink button holes for a little character.
Needless to say hubby was happy and proud. I’m secretly smiling every time he picks it out of the closet in the morning, which is quite often. Now the problem is he wants more ;-)
More details of the pattern and project on my blog Chloe’s Window
cotton shirting with thin strips
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