Am I the only one who doesn’t like sewing buttons on?
I made this shirt almost 6 weeks ago and have only just got around to putting the last couple of buttons on. It’s such a tedious job at the best of times when it’s only the front placket that needs doing, but this shirt has an extra eight ( pocket, sleeve tab and 2 on each cuff). But I got there in the end, mainly as I wanted to wear it on the weekend.
The pattern is one that I’ve made four or five times now. It is from Knipmode, back in 2012. An oversized long-sleeved shirt with reverse patch pockets and flaps. Last time I made it in a pixel plaid fabric. The layout was really tedious and at the time, I swore off buying fabric that needed to be matched. Ha, ha! Because I’ve gone down that track again.
This fabric was a yarn-dyed cotton with an uneven stripe pattern. I’ve mirrored the front pieces, using the wide stripe along the button band and at the base of the yoke and cuffs.
The stripes were matched through the pocket, flap and front yoke.
And the collar was cut so the stripes lined up when the collar was open
I would have liked to match the broad stripe at the sleeve head but didn’t quite have enough fabric. I was able to match the stripes on the sleeve placket and also on the tabs.
I like this next photo, not so much for the shirt, but because the grass in the background there is a slight green tinge and it is overcast with the promise of rain. We’ve had so little for a second winter running and it’s not likely to be much for another 9 months. Tomorrow is our first 40C+ day for the summer. The green tinge to the grass is almost gone, but we’ve just installed mesh blinds on the western side of the veranda. They are dark green, so at least I can pretend that the grass is still greener on the other side 🙂
At a Glance:
|Pattern||Knipmode #6 August 2012|
|Fabric||Yarn dyed cotton shirting|
|Difficulty||3/5 – the shirt is relatively easy to put together. Pocket construction is a little different to the normal|
|End Result||5/5 – I’m going to get a lot of wear out of this shirt.|