Friday, October 16, 2009

Ottobre 04/2004-14

Here is Logan's fancy new Soccer Ball shirt.I started on this shirt last week, but when I got the fabric for the pants for the wedding, I decided to put this aside, since the pants were a bit more urgent. All that was left was buttonholes and buttons, which doesn't sound like a lot, but there were nine of them in 2 different sizes! Long sleeved dress shirts are trouble...That said, I really love this one!! This is the first long sleeved dress shirt that I have ever made, and therefore, my first experience with cuff plackets. I've always been afraid of them. I read directions, but my mind just couldn't wrap around how they work. Now that I've done it, I think that it is one of those things that I just had to see and do to understand. Ottobre had wonderful illustrated instructions and I was reading David Page Coffin's Shirtmaking, so I used an amalgam of the two.
They turned out quite nicely, although I rather wish I had been a bit more careful with my layout, since this side says "Ick" across the buttonhole.
I love the way that the back yoke curves around to the front. This is also the first Logan-sized shirt that I have made with a full collar with stand. I like! I may not go back to the bad old one piece collar days...
And the little man pleat in the back - Love it!! And so does Logan!Whew! He's been refusing to wear things that I have made him lately, and I thought I was in trouble. Apparently I just needed to let him pick the fabric.
Myra likes it, too. Maybe I'll whip up a pint-sized version for her...

Parting shot: My big boy heading off to Pre-school. At least he is cradled in love. Mommy made his shirt and backpack and Oma made his shorts. We love you, little guy!


  1. Katie it's great! No one else will notice the "ick," so don't point it out.
    I would love to know how long it took you . . . . do you ever keep track of things like that? Whatever number you get, I would have to multiply by 5 or 10 (or more) for how long it would take me.

  2. Gorgeous! I came across it on Flickr and just had to investigate further. Nice boys' stuff is so hard to find! Will you do what I always do, and point out the 'mistake' to anybody who admires the shirt? Please don't! It's just perfect!