Happy New Year everyone!
The first blog post back after Christmas is always an odd one. You get slightly out of the habit don’t you.
I’m here to share some pics of a shirt I made as my Dad’s Christmas present as well as a few other things!
The fabric is from Fabrics Galore who had a few different bolt ends of Paul Smith shirting at their stall at The Knitting and Stitching Show.
I used one of Dad’s M&S shirt as the template for the pattern, I made a quick muslin to check the pattern and cracked on.
Aren’t the colours lovely!? It’s a fun micro-plaid. And it was fun to use bias for the plackets, yoke and pocket. To make it a bit more of a formal I added collar stays using Fiona’s excellent tutorial.
I finished it Christmas Eve morning and wrapped it up before heading over. He seemed really happy with the shirt and wore it out for New Year! Result!
It was a lovely parcel wrapped in gingham with a lace bow that was chocca full of lovely gifts. She clearly thought so hard about what to pick for me which made me beam.
There were handmade lavender hangers, a pin cushion, two cute crafty patterns, a sewing themed tin and needle case, plus saving the best for last… the cutest pair of zipper earrings you ever did see!
Thanks so much to Teresa for my thoughtful gifts and to Lisa for organising a fun swap!