Men’s shirt: Finally!

Men's shirt: Finally
Negroni shirt

Earlier this year, I made a resolution to learn not to rush when working on my projects. Apparently I took the resolution too far because it took me more than a month to finish my husband’s shirt! I guess the reason why I always rush my projects was because I need to finish them before laziness kick in.

Anyway, finally here’s the shirt! My husband loves fabric with interesting texture, so I use this Japanese cotton/linen with embroidered indigo and rust threads for the shirt. I must say that I’m very satisfied with it. All those fitting adjustment has paid off and the shirt looks pretty good on him. In addition, the two previous muslin shirts are absolutely wearable so he got three shirts from this sew-along.

The sew-along was such a wonderful experience and I learned a lot of things during the process. Now I see clothes with different eyes. It’s amazing how a good fit can make a difference!

Men's shirt: Finally
The Negronis

Men's shirt: Finally Men's shirt: Finally

Men's shirt: Finally Men's shirt: Finally

Men's shirt: Finally Men's shirt: Finally Men's shirt: Finally

Shirt pattern is Negroni from Colette patterns.

Once upon a Thread

In another news, you might have noticed a new button on my side bar, ‘Once upon a Thread’. It is a wonderful event by Katy from No Big Dill for sewing projects inspired by children’s books! It has started at the beginning of March and will continue for a whole month.

Katy has also invited several crafters/seamstress around the blogosphere to participate with their own children books and projects. I’m very honored to announce that I’m one of them and I will be a guest on the third week of this month!

What will I make? It will be something funny and playful, something that Sidra loves. In fact, he has been nagging me to finish them soon so he can show them to his friends. Yes, when we’re talking about children books in my house, Sidra is the one who can decide what books that should become my inspiration. In the mean time, check out the other projects from these talented crafters at Once upon a Thread!

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  • Mary P.

    Hi Novita.
    I just heard the news about the earthquake and tsunami.
    I really hope you and your family are OK.
    Positive thoughts from London!

  • ivanchika

    Dear Novita,
    I hope that you and your boys are ok…
    I am sending you positive thoughts…


  • miktha

    I just heard about the tsunami in Japan… I hope you and your family is OK!

  • Dear Novita,
    I have just heard about the terrible earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and I sincerely hope all is well with your family and all your friends.
    Best wishes,

  • Patti

    Very inspiring. Love the final product. Perfect fit. Husband is very small so may have to give this a go.

  • Wonderful shirts! They look great. It must feel so nice to sew for the Hubby!

  • Looks amazing! I’m having a giveaway of a Colette pattern on my blog this month. Feel free to enter if you like!

  • great shirt – shirts definely stay int he scary category for me! the children books inspiration looks great – will come by for sure!

  • Those are lovely shirts Novita! Like everything you do, actually…

    I frequently visit Katy’s ‘No big dill’ blog and I was really excited to see that you are one of her blog guests for the ‘Once upon a thread’ project.

    I am patiently waiting for your appearance!


  • Wonderful shirts! Love that fabric from the final. Your husband is a great model and looks like he’s enjoying his new shirt.

    • verypurpleperson

      He’s usually pretty shy in front of the camera, but since I began making clothes for him (and taking pictures of him), he began to cooperate 😀 We had fun that day as well!

  • This shirt looks fantastic! And I like the plaid one too.

    • verypurpleperson

      Thank you Carolyn! 🙂

  • Very nice fabric and fit! Your husband looks very happy in his new shirt 🙂 This is making me want to try a men’s shirt for my husband.

    • verypurpleperson

      He said it is wonderful to have someone made him a custom-tailored shirt 🙂 We’re both happy!