|Excuse the wrinkles, he had just gotten home!|
My Dad's birthday was in July and I made him this lightweight, linen/rayon summer shirt. It was the first time I'd made him anything so he knew about it because I wanted to take his measurements. He didn't know what the fabric looked like, though, so that was a nice surprise! I got it from fabric.com. He saw the pattern that I used, McCall's 6044, and requested that I make the hem straight with a slit on each side so he could wear it untucked. I think it worked pretty well!
Fabric: Linen/rayon blend from fabric.com
Pattern: McCall's 6044
Notions: 8 1/2" buttons, bought new
Time to complete: About 6 hours
Total cost: About $30
I've made this pattern twice before, in View D (pink with two pockets in the picture) for J. Since I knew the pattern, I figured I'd have no problem whipping up the shirt the day before Dad's birthday dinner. That whole day, I felt like I was on Project Runway! I stopped for nothing and didn't even bother to change my iTunes playlist once it had repeated about three times. Luckily I got it done in time, and Dad really likes it. He wore it to work yesterday, but it's also great for lounging around the house in!
|This shot is the best representation of the colors.|
I'm headed back to school in about two weeks, and from then until the beginning of September I won't have my sewing machine! I'm thinking about taking along some embroidery projects, and I was just inspired by Casey's post on embroidery this morning. I love the southern belle that she's working on! What do you work on when you don't have access to a sewing machine?