Sunday, December 27, 2009

SWAP begins ...

I started on DH's SWAP yesterday and was off to a rollicking start with a wadder. This is KS3250 in some crappy fabric that has been lurking in my stash for many years. I'm not even going to hem it. The sack like shape of the shirt makes him look fat and short. I refuse to make this style again. This shirt is awful.I had better luck today with this shirt. It's the TNT shirt pattern which started its life as BWOF 03-2009-132. I chopped the sleeves down and made them short as well as leaving off the collar and just using the stand. It's a quilting cotton that sewed up wonderfully. Buttons and thread from stash. A men's shirt somehow doesn't sit right on a female dress form.Last up today I made this shirt for a colleague who leaves this week. She has admired a dress I made in the same fabric. I didn't have enough to make a dress so I made the fabric into a pattern that she has also admired. It's my favourite KS blouse at the moment and of course I can't remember the number. So far I've cut out about a third of DH's SWAP. He needs the clothes. More tomorrow ...





2 comments:

gwensews said...

You have been ambitious! Mens patterns are few and far between. Good luck with your SWAP.

Lindsay T said...

Haven't sewn for my husband or son yet. Happy New Year and looking forward to hearing more from you in 2010!