Another practice shirt before I cut the good stuff.
(I have a piece of Liberty I have been sitting on for at least two years, waiting for just the right pattern)
|Vintage Butterick 3217|
Sewn up in a soft and silky lawn I have had in my stash for 20 years.
I did add 3 inches to the body length.
The narrow back yoke really suits Jed's over developed shoulders.
The collar was perfect, no trimming needed.
Collars can really 'date' a mens shirt.
Rounded cuffs and the obligatory two piece sleeve placket
Hard to see but I know it is there.
MoP buttons reversed to the shell side to balance out the floral.
It looks so smart paired with his Jedediah jeans.
Sewed up in some seriously heavy bull denim.
What an awesome pattern.
I have made this pattern up in the shorts for Hugo and was super pleased with the results.
So I convinced Jed to give them a whirl.
No, don't adjust your screen, the legs are really that short.
I took 2o odd cm's from the lengthen/shorten line.
Seriously, they look like gnome trousers on the hanger.
They look proper smart.
|worn with his Kwik Sew rugby|
I do like the slightly tapered leg on him.
He likes the lower waist line.
Does up under the tummy, doncha know.
The nitty gritty kitty.
The shirt pattern is just right for Liberty and such like lawns. Enough ease with out looking floaty. If you are looking for a dressy mens shirt, have a search on eBay and Etsy for it.
The trousers are brilliant and on sale at the moment.
I loved then when I made the shorts for Hugo but now I am a complete convert. Really really good instructions, no fluff just to the point with an adequate number of diagrams.
I was particularly impressed with the steaming and stretching of the front and back legs before sewing.
Next time I shall do a lot more decorative top stitching. I didn't with these as I was not sure how well received they would be.
There was a chance they would be delegated to work.
Otherwise, the pattern was pretty much perfect.
My only tip is I cut the size the corresponded to Jed's hip not his waist. I find chubby men do up their trousers under their bellies anyway.
Next, sports wear for Jed.