Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sporty- Jed part 2

Second outfit for my love.
Something a bit more casual.
Kwiksew  rugby, with short sleeves, and sized back, as a polo top.
Paired with some knit shorts.
I know, you are thinking, whoop-de-do, knit shorts, big deal.
But Jed has requests.
Deep pockets with a narrow opening so he won't lose his phone.
Double elastic waist band, for comfort
Legs, not too long and waist, not too high.
That was a major pain.
As the pattern had a natty little waist band and faux fly I had to shorten above the crotch and adjust the pocket opening.
He had better appreciate it.
(He does appreciate it)
I love the double button tab on this shirt.
It looks so professional.
I used rubber buttons sewn with red thread.
To echo the red print in my labelling tape.
There you go Mr Whiskers!
Jed chose the cotton navy/pink stripe. I purchased it from a wholesaler in Adelaide but they will sell to you if you have an ABN and buy a big order. 
Think 10 m+.
Jed is well pleased.
His only request for next time is a slighter deeper chest pocket that will hold his phone.

Of course, My Love.

22 comments:

  1. But, his phone is in the shorts pocket. ;)

    Very nice job, Nicole. Very handsome, Jed.

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    1. I will let you in on a secret, that is my phone, Jed still uses a 'dumb phone'. A chunky brick of a farmers phone that has been baled, dropped in a water trough and run over....and is still going.

      Thank you Sandi, from both of us!
      xx N

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  2. Yes, the phone is in the shorts! (See I pay attention). I'm really in awe of this shirt - it not only looks professional, but designer. You are so good at this kind of sewing.

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    1. Thank you Masha, that is kind of you.
      I find I have to slow myself with knits and treat them like a woven, then I get a better result.
      xx N

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  3. I love this whole outfit - I've been looking all over for rugby knit and I can never find it! I'll have to keep an eye out on eBay for that Kwik Sew pattern. I too absolutely love that double placket....tell Jed great job modeling!

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    1. Thank you so much Janice. I will send you some knit to swop for that gorgeous jacket and I *think* I may have another copy of the KwikSew.
      xx N

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  4. And as soon as you get that right he'll probably upgrade to some big 6" semi-tablet type phone! Fussy bugger. ;)
    Looks great, job well done.

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    1. Not likely Shelley, he is still 'dumb phoning'.
      Thank you, he is fussy, really really fussy so I am pretty happy to get to right.
      xx N

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  5. Jed is one lucky man to have a lovely wife willing to custom make him such great clothes!

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    1. Thank you Cindy, he is the trickiest one to sew for (besides me)
      xx N

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  6. Super swanky. The man knows what he likes!

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    1. Thank you Virginia, I seem to sew more pink for him then for my girls.
      xx N

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  7. I agree on the pocket to hold the phone. Nothing worse than a small pocket and the phone falls out. Shorts and shirt look great. Jed definitely rocks a pink shirt

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  8. You are right Jen, I am hoping I can put a wee bit of velcro to hold it shut too.
    Thank you, you made him blush.
    xx N

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  9. You are a sewing legend. I am always in awe of how well you alter patterns to fit your
    needs (or requests). I am trying to talk Ben in to letting me sew some pants for him as he is super picky about pocket depth and I would like a challenge, but his answer was to just make him a bigger pocket in store bought pants. HA!

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    1. Be of strong heart, Britters. Jed is so hard (indirectly) on me when I sew for him. However, when I get it right, it is wonderful.
      Thank you!
      xx N

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  10. Your sewing is so beautiful and professional! I love the placket on the shirt, the shorts are great! He made great requests!

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  11. Where did you find the rubber buttons?

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  12. They are jolly hard to find Kelly, Spotlight and Lincraft used to stock them but I picked mine up on eBay.

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  13. Wow, I haven't been on your blog in a while. Your sewing is amazing, I'm loving all your Thread Theory sewing, great to see them on your hubbie and your son (ie different shapes/ages). Might have to give them a go as I have 3 males in my household. How do you do it all?

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  14. Hi Jen, lovely to hear from you!
    I was watching Bargain Hunt theatre week and they were in your area.

    I can thoroughly recommend Thread Theory and I think I may have to try you Camas blouse pattern.
    xx N

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