Another shirt?

I haven't tried to make a shirt since last October when I got on my last garment making rift and drew out my own custom pattern and made an orange one with sleeves that were too short.  (Crap!)

But, I have several pieces of shirting, just waiting to be turned into shirts and so I pulled one down for some inspiration and gave it another go.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?  I even did the fancy stuff like embroidering my name in the collar stand and my monogram in the cuff. 

Anyway, after a week of very intensive work, I ended up with a garment. 

That almost fits.

I need to take some size out of the side seams.  But, I'm getting closer and closer.  One day I'll have a pattern that truly fits me.  And, it will be great.  At least the shoulders and sleeves fit.  And, the collar too.  I've lost a little weight since the shirt pattern was drawn.  That made the excess I added around the middle more of a thing to be dealt with than it was a perfect fit.  The other mistake I made was the buttons on the front are slightly too large.  I picked a 5/8" button and I need to remember that I want 1/2" buttons.  And nothing larger.  Anyway, I wore it last Monday and it worked great.  So, there's another successful shirt made.  I'm ready to make another one, just to tweak the pattern.

I wonder if there's such a thing as bad electricity.  We seem to be having fits with things that run on electricity going haywire this summer.

The fridge was on the fritz.  Two repair visits...well, three because they had to come back the day they installed the parts because something was loose and vibrating and making a terrible loud sound.  But, it's all back in order now.  The ice maker is working, the fridge is working.  The freezer is working.  Yay!

When Rob got home on Friday, the compressor unit outside was working, but the inside fan unit for the a/c was out.  He managed to find a repairman that would come on Friday night and HAD THE RIGHT PART.  So, by the time I got home, everything was working again.  He's a wonder.

Okay, so that's it for me today.  Everybody have a great Monday.  I finished several things over the weekend, and now that I can upload pics again (YAY!!!!) I can get back to sharing my world with you.



lindaroo said...

Love the contrast in the collar band - very stylish! It's a good color for you, too. Maybe make the pocket a little smaller? Could be the angle of the picture, but it looks a little out-sized to me.

Anonymous said...

hallelujah! I missed your posts! The shirt looks good. Tweak it a little and the pattern will be perfect.

lw said...

The fit looks pretty good, and the color is good for you. The collar is cool. I do agree with the idea of shrinking the pocket on the next iteration.

Rebecca Grace said...

I think your shirt looks fantastic, Lane! What a wonderful thing to be able to custom fit yourself like that.