shirt up or ship out

It was a year in the making, but Jake’s shirt is finally finished. Not knowing if he’d prefer a heavy flannel to something formal, or if Kwik Sew Pattern #2777 would be the right fit, I decided to make a muslin version first. That was last December. In March he chose his fabric and it took me the following nine months to garner enough courage to tackle the final stages of the project.

The blue-and-white cotton check was easy to work with and dutifully stood up to repeated seam rippings, while the lime thread and lining added a subtle punch. A set of shirting buttons from Tender Buttons made for a lovely finishing touch. 

Surprisingly Amazingly, it fits him perfectly! That being said, I’m not exactly eager to start another.

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