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!

The Negronis

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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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