The presenter wears a myriad of beautiful shirts which Hugo often admires.
Recently,Kevin wore a pink Liberty version. I do not know the name but I have a snippet in other colour ways.
Hugo really liked it and requested one for his birthday.
Now I will admit I had a few issues about this.
- Liberty is jolly dear!
- Hugo is growing like a mushroom so it wouldn't fit him long.
- I don't have a Liberty shirt so why should he get one?
- Its very girly
Jed has a pink and white gingham shirt I made him which looks fantastic but he is a mans man!
Hugo is,quite frankly,still a bit pretty for such a feminine shirt.
His birthday was fast approaching and I needed to re-size the Sketchbook shirt to fit this lad-o-mine!
I had a 2 yard piece of Modern WorkShop which the girls didn't fancy. It is a beautiful cloth but I knew I wouldn't be devastated if the resize was not spot on.
Re-drafting patterns is not my strong suit.
I just add a bit here and there and try and make the numbers add up.
I keep sizing up this pattern because it is without doubt the simplest shirt pattern for boys I have ever sewn!
And I have made a lot of boys shirts!
I was very pleased.
I added too much depth to the collar so I will reshape that. Hugo really liked the collar buttons.
I used two cuffs pieces to make the cuffs and I cut the placket strip on the bias.
Hugo is big on details so he liked the extra buttons on the cuff.
I think the chest pocket is a bit high?
It is a good fit with growth room.
He likes the print but doesn't love it.
He will definitely wear it but....
After a fish through my stash we found some very nice cotton voile in a navy floral which has a feel very similar to Liberty and I will make that next!
But not until I have made my Melbourne Cup dress!