COOL SHIRTS

Aren’t you happy to be a girl and have  such a huge variety of colourful and fabulously designed clothes to wear?  Men?   aren’t so lucky and  in my neck of the woods there appears to be a gap in mens RTW casual shirts.  There is a selection of crew neck Ts,  ‘POLO’  style T’s  and corporate work shirts.   Us girls know that on a hot day a knit T’s can be heavy,   uncomfortable and we opt to wear something light in a cotton or linen.  As few casual shirts  are available for men and not always in our favourite colours I thought I might sew some……

I made this shirt for Mr T ….sort of thinking he may not be too keen on it but it was a hit.    I remembered Rosemary at Chic Fabric had  some rayons batiks in T’s favourite colours of purple and green.   Tim loved his new shirt and wore it to the Patricia Piccinini exhibition at Newcastle Art Gallery.  He is pictured here cuddling one of her sculptures…..her art can evokes a ‘caring’ and ‘revolting’ reaction simultaneously.

Tim is wearing a rayon batik shirt and is cuddling a sculpture by Patricia Piccinini at the Art Gallery of Newcastle.

Tim is wearing a rayon batik shirt and is cuddling a sculpture by Patricia Piccinini at the Art Gallery of Newcastle.

This unisex  Burda shirt pattern has been getting a workout….I have made four shirts!.

 

 

From the new Burda Spring/Summer collection I have ordered 2 patterns for mens wear.

I have a piece heavy grey/blue linen and think it may make an interesting casual jacket.  AS well,  I have gone through T’s closet searching for shirts with interesting detail.  This is what I have found,   a few new ideas to play with.  Anybody else for DHs or DSs?

Enjoy your sewing

Cheryl

 

2 thoughts on “COOL SHIRTS

  1. fabrickated

    I agree with Beajay that the purple one is very effective. I love that T is standing in the same pose by the piano. Did he model one shirt after the other for you? That was nice of him so we can compare them with each other. I like your new patterns and I am glad you are going in this direction. I don’t think my husband would like my sewing and I still have things I want to make for myself, but I shall enjoy seeing your work Cheryl.

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