6/24/11

Two men, two shirts

Remember me saying I was making shirts for Rob and me? Well, I finally got pictures of them. We are both wearing them today. Yea, Friday!

Rob's is pretty tropical and as soon as he saw the fabric, I knew it was exactly what he wanted. It was a booger to match the pocket on and I ended up having to piece the pocket to get it to exactly match the front of the shirt. I'm all about invisible pockets on shirts.




Here's me in my shirt. I'm pretty sure that I'll be cutting out the side seams and taking some of the size out of it. It came out huge without me noticing until this morning. Now, I know I've put this shirt on before and even though I've lost a little weight in the last week, it's not enough to make this difference. Unfortunately, the large size runs all the way up the collar, so it will never be exactly right and I'm going to launder the shirt before I take scissors to it to see if it shrinks any little bit (doubt it since the fabric was prewashed and dried). But, I like it and will wear it even if it is too big.



I've started my list of stuff that needs to get done this weekend. And, of course, there's too much. But, I'm going to make sure I get in a trip to JoAnn's, even if I just buy thread. I earned a $10 gift card last week and I refuse to let it go to waste. I don't need fabric and JoAnn's doesn't sell extra sewing time, which is what I really need, but I still won't let that free money go to waste.

Everybody take care. Even though I only worked yesterday and today, I'm looking forward to the weekend. I need some family time and now that I can eat again, bring it on!

Lane















11 comments:

Linda said...

The shirts look great! Good job!

Becky said...

Both shirts are fantastic! I'm glad you are able to eat again and feeling well enough to be out and about. Enjoy your trip to Joann's! Have a great weekend. Becky

andsewon said...

I really like those shirts! They just yell summer fun! Glad you are on the mend and ca enjoy your family fun weekend!

Michelle said...

Both your shirts look great. Enjoy your weekend, and don't eat too much! ;-)

Coloradolady said...

You should have said two Handsome men!!! Your guys are the cutest!! Love the shirts, you impress me so Lane!!!

I too got one of those $10.00 certificates...mine is already spent on fabric....that I did not need but had to have.....ever happen to you??? I bet not!!

Have a great weekend!

Patricia said...

Good job! Even though your shirt may be a little large, it still looks great! With as much time as I spend in Joanne's, I didn't get one of those certificants---maybe cause I am so familiar, they ask me to help little elderly ladies with the card machines to pay their bills. Have a great week-end!

INKcredible Girl said...

the shirts look great! I like the fabric choices too.

Cynthia L. said...

You and Rob are so handsome in your handmade shirts! They are both great.

Have fun at JoAnns. I think I will get some thread! One can never have enough of that!

Bratling said...

They look great! I've actually been experimenting with pockets cut in completely different directions--I did a striped shirt with a bias-cut pocket and cuffs instead of matching them like I normally would, and I was running low on fabric for my new wide-leg jeans (striped denim), so I cut the back pockets with my biggest scrap and ended up with the stripes running horizontally. Still looks good, though!

Anonymous said...

Nice shirts-cool cotton for hot weather is so wonderful. I like the pattern matching of the pocket. I used to cut stripes and plaids bias but really like the "invisible" look better. Once you start with the garment sewing though everyone in the house including yourself will drive you crazy stacking up projects. Lol! mssewcrazy

Vesuviusmama said...

The shirts look great, and I agree that invisible pockets are a nice touch.