Whilst sewing Zara's jeans we bumped heads.
It was not that big a deal but I had had enough. I try very hard to sew groovy clothes for all of my children. I deliver what I promise to the best of my ability.
To the best of my ability with what I am given to work with. Sometimes what my girls envisage is not quite what I think they are after.
We have since sorted it all out but I was seriously peed off with my daughter so I left her turn of the rota and jumped to Hugo.
A perfect palate cleanser in the form of Liberty lawn and the Aime Comme Marie Mister shirt.
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The shirt took me an easy five hours to sew, over two nights.
I adore the sleeve plackets, such an elegant detail.
I used reversed MoP for the buttons but I wish I had used ecru rather then white thread for the button holes.
The back has a lovely shape, slim but not fitted.
The back yoke is in two pieces, it gives some wearing ease and certainly sits smoothly.
And speaking of smooth...
How smooth is this?
That's my cheeky chappy.
I already have several lovely shirts that I have a hard choice in selecting to wear.
My favourite though has always been my aqua Liberty shirt but alas it was beautifully sewn for me too many years ago so it has begun to grow threadbare. So I was really excited when my turn came earlier than expected and I could have a new Liberty shirt made. I was even more surprised to find my new shirt completed two days later when I returned from work.
The shirt itself fits slimly but still leaves room for me to grow which I expect to with a year of labour. Although the fabric is more floral than I would have chosen when younger, I think it suits my (what I think) is an unique wardrobe. I can't wait to show off this shirt tomorrow at my cousin's christenings and I will be very keen for my turn to come again to have my other garments made to wear when I take the UMAT.
That fabric and pattern really suit him! I know what you mean about sewing for girls, we are starting to have a few issues where their ideas and mine don't quilt match up.ReplyDelete
I really think I need to change to less items per turn and keep things moving.
I do understand, they are teens, they want it now but that is not always going to happen.
I think they picture something in their head and expect me to see it too...
Oh well, we learnt a life lesson.
It's perfect on you Hugo! And I just love that mop of hair! Good luck with your future studies - so exciting!ReplyDelete
Thank you for your best wishes.Delete
Truly gorgeous shirt for a truly gorgeous boy (man!)ReplyDelete
Thank you Justine, I am going to miss him.Delete
Crank the volumeReplyDelete
Hugo has wonderful taste; I adore the outfit he chose (I think I'd like to make it for my husband, actually!). He also sounds like such a polite and pleasant fellow. The shirt is lovely as always.ReplyDelete
He does have quirky taste Masha and he likes being smartly dressed. I think having a lot of sisters and a dad who likes clothes helps.Delete
I am lucky, he is a nice young man.
Also - in that last photo he looks JUST like Jim Morrison of The Doors. Have you heard that before? But infinitely more grounded and good.ReplyDelete
We can hope Masha!Delete
Wow what a catch he's going to be at UNI! The shirt looks amazing as it is but teamed with the waistcoat and jacket it will be something so special. I know banging heads with the twins but be very stressful but to an admiring reader it makes you all seem so much more "real" rather than characters in a ever perfect world. I so love seeing what you make and I'm totally in awe of your skill and productivity! I'm going to give the kestrel coat a go for my almost 5 year old after longingly looking at the many you have sewn.ReplyDelete
Aynsley, thank you, what a truly lovely thing to say!Delete
I can assure you we have lots of little ego's in our big noisy household.
I am a bit nervous about sewing the coat, he wants quite fitted but I am up for it.
Make the Kestrel, I love sewing it and it so quick a coat sew!
Thank you again, you made my week.
beautiful - can't wait to see the other pieces of the ensemble!ReplyDelete
Thank you Colette.Delete
I can't wait for this shoulder to get better and get back into my sewing.
Love the shirt and that amazing young man you've raised! Can't wait to see the whole ensemble for the UMAT. H will be the best dressed by far!ReplyDelete
Thank you Cindy.Delete
This next chapter in our lives is so exciting and scary, as you know!
Lovely thoughts from Hugo, who has grown up so much, but remains ever the gentleman! What a really special shirt!! Hugo, you have great taste. Can't wait to see it with the vest! So posh!ReplyDelete
He wrote quite a essay Inder, I thought about shortening it but figured that was cheating. I asked them to write honestly.Delete
He is such a man now and I will miss him.
This is DELICIOUS & Hugo, you're right - you're carving out a great style for yourself young man. And whilst my man about these parts would give you a run for your $$ on the floral shirts, you are miles ahead with the waistcoat & coat vision! 😀ReplyDelete
...I can't wait to see the final products. No doubt, the mother-son duo will sail through UMAT interviews. Let's hope this shirt isn't worn too thin before then. 😉
PS Nicole, H reminds me so much of you! Nice to get a look-in on your son's gorgeous looks. 😀
Thank you Renae, you make me blush!Delete
I think he hit the nail on the head with this outfit, I can't wait to finish it.
Love the shirt and the photos! It will be great to go to your interviews wearing something so special and significant, Hugo.ReplyDelete
(Jonathan is very taken with the shirt as well, Nicole - may I ask your advice if I ever feel brave enough to try it?)
Thank you Catherine, Hugo really appreciated your opinion, he is pretty excited about sitting the test.ReplyDelete
I would love to sew-a-long with you Catherine, perhaps it is time I blog another photo tute...
I would love that too! Now to go and stroke some Liberty... I feel a bit foolish, though - followed your link to the pattern and I'm not sure if I'm looking at the right one - the the 'mister' the same as the 'monsieur'?Delete
Did I do a bad link? Very possible.Delete
I have seen it labeled both, new packaging?
I will check it out.
No, your link was fine, I think it was me getting confused and maybe over-caught-up in the details!Delete
No worries, let me know if I can help.Delete
Wow this shirt is beautiful! And Hugo's hair!!! It is so amazing!! I loved his comments on the bottom too. Those note cards you use with your patterns are such a great idea - I might steal it :DReplyDelete
Sometimes we all need to jump the rota and sew something cleansing. You did a great job with this shirt!
Thank you Kristin.ReplyDelete
Hugo and his hair... it could do with a trim but he loves it!
The pattern cards are so handy, I make notes as I sew so I actually remember next time. It is amazing how much I do forget.
Thank you, again.
Boy sure knows how to work his mumma! :) if he applies even a fraction of that grace and charm to any application/interview process he'll go far.ReplyDelete
That's a perfect shirt Nicole, nice one.
And another +1 for the real life version of family blogging!
Thank you Shelley, I hope he passes he is so keen and we are desperate for country GP's.Delete
He dislike his nice clothes.
He DOES like his new clothes.Delete