Hubby’s Christmas Present Update
I did manage to get this finished in time, he even wore it for Christmas Eve! He looks pretty studly in yellow, so it’s a win. The only part I don’t like is that the fabric wrinkles like a bitch in the wash. Which is part of why it took so long to get pictures. I wasn’t too quick to get it ironed up. I even learned something new while making this, well, a few things actually.
- If you use a stiffer interfacing it’s IMPERATIVE that you clip the corners off of the collar interfacing before you iron it on or your collar points will be absolutely hideous.
- Probably would be a good idea to clip the bottom corners of the stand interfacing off too.
- My machine will start to stitch backwards at inopportune moments if it has a wad of lint in it…I think I resewed the collar topstitching about 4 times because the points of the collar kept making my machine stitch backwards at the turn.
- Square cuff plackets are easy to do, but they’re not nearly as pretty as their pointed counterparts.
Anyway, here it is:
Even though it’s not perfect, I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. It looks good on him, and fits him nicely, so I think it’ll get a fair amount of wear. Maybe not as much as it would if it were blue, but there’s only so many blue shirts a guy can have in his closet. I still can’t believe it went from uncut to finished in like 2 days. That’s really fast for me.