Finding temporal, real and metaphysical space for creative expression.
Sewing with a focus on detail and embellishment.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
On the fence
I am underwhelmed by how this shirt for my husband turned out. As Supreme Despotic Ruler of the Laundry Room, I might have to make it disappear. I usually demand credit when my daughter wears my creations and gets compliments, but I told my husband I don't want people knowing I made this. He swears won't tell anyone. It doesn't look too bad on the hanger and its nice slubby linen, but on him...It's just not right!! The shoulders are so droopy. I think it just looks goofy.
The weird thing is, I made him a shirt from this very same pattern before and I like it just fine. I guess a print covers up a world of sins. I think the first one was a bit longer, so the proportions are a bit better. Plus, I got this fabric when we were on our honeymoon in Aruba for about a dollar a yard.
Should I try to fix it? I just don't know. The pattern is McCall's 2149. Its got a forward facing shoulder seam instead of a yoke and almost no ease in the sleeve vs. the scye, and its really super easy, but I think I'm going to be looking for another casual shirt pattern for next time.