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Merry Christmas My Hubby

Added Mar 31, 2012

by No Idle Hands

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

Material Notes

cotton shirting with thin strips




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Classic
Cotton, Shirting

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    Apr 11, 2012, 07.44 AMby elguanche

    very well made! Great!

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    Apr 1, 2012, 07.47 PMby martinK

    just lovely!!!

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    Mar 31, 2012, 10.09 PMby turtlegirl00

    wow! this is amazing! it looks so professional! fabulous job!!!!

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    Mar 31, 2012, 02.57 PMby candicej

    This is great! Everything is done so neatly, no wonder your husband loves it so much. I’m always telling mine I’m going to make him some shirts. And then he looks a bit nervous ;-)

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      Apr 1, 2012, 02.16 PMby No Idle Hands

      haha I was also nervous about menswear before I got the Japanese pattern book. I’m sure you’ll surprise your husband someday =)

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