Sunday, October 7, 2012

Another Negroni

This time I made the long-sleeve version, just in time for fall.


The shirt came together easily, EXCEPT that I had to match up the stripes. That was a bit of a pain. I think I did a good job at the back yoke, but I couldn't even try at the sleeve heads. Here's the back (I know it's not ironed...it was, but it got all wrinkly again in a heartbeat):


And speaking of sleeves, I made them too long. I cut them out as indicated for the large size, and it turns out that they're about 2 inches too long for T's arms. I didn't double-check with my measurements before cutting. Whoops. Well, I'll know for next time because I will be making another long-sleeve version. But not any time soon!


I could've finished this weeks and weeks ago, but I didn't want to make the pockets. I saved them for last because I really didn't want to do them. I have no idea why because they aren't difficult. Plus, I cut them out on the bias so I didn't even have to match the stripes. Go figure. I'm cutting the yoke on the next bias next to add some visual interest, and to avoid all that stripe matching!


For the next version I just need to remember to draft a collar stand. T. had requested one for this version but I completely forgot. It looks okay without one, but I think the shirt will look more like office-wear with a collar stand.


I can't believe the first week of October has already come and gone. Look at those gorgeous leaves though!

11 comments:

  1. Ooh, this looks so professional! Great job, lady!

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  2. This looks great! Excellent job matching those stripes :)

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  3. What a perfect shirt! I should try to make one for my husband, yours is so inspiring!

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  4. Your tailoring is impeccable and the new shirt is absolutely perfect :) I loooove that fabric too! My husband always requests extra long sleeves.

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  5. That makes me feel better that some people like extra long sleeves. :)

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  6. I love the pocket cut on bias. You did a great job!!

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  7. I love this, the pocket cut on the bias is such a nice detail. Great work! :-)

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  8. It looks marvelous, and you did a great job on stripe matching!! Rob is only going to get solid color shirts because I am a total wimp :) Well done!

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  9. The shirt looks so professional. I like the pockets on the bias - such a good job. Love those autumn leaves too :)x

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  10. Wow, what a handsome bloke! Great shirt and good job on the stripe matching!

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