Wednesday, 17 February 2016

FO: The Christmas 'Space' shirt - McCalls 6044 again


This is shirt number 5 for Husband, using the same pattern as all the other shirts, McCalls 6044. Annoyingly I have lost the lengthened body pieces used previously, so I had to trace out the pattern and add about 5cms to the front and back pieces again.

The construction was pretty straight forward having done it several times already.  I had planned to change the sleeve from a two piece to a one piece and change the sleeve opening to a tower placket, but I didn't have the brain power to sort that out at the time.

I did fancy it up a little, I wanted to have contrast collar stand and inner cuffs again - I did this on the second shirt I made. But then I got a bit carried away... I had enough of the contrast fabric to make some bias tape as I wanted to do a bias hem.

I found doing a small curved hem pretty tricky on some of the other shirts and thought a bias hem might be easier - it was by miles.  So I had enough for the shirt hem and then discovered that I had just enough to make a feature of the button band as well (which I had done on the first shirt). 

Lastly, I made a yoke on the inside of the back of the shirt, using a toning piece of plain fabric left over from Eldest's cat dress and then made a feature of the label.

Fabric is from the Moda Nocturne set by Janet Clare. I saw the range online and was intrigued by the collection's name. I knew that Backstitch, near Cambridge stocked the collection so I went to have a look.  The two fabrics that I liked the look of online, just didn't look right together in the flesh, as it were, so I ended up with these instead. The main fabric is called Data:Hubble and the contrast is Orbit: Eclipse. I thought that the names would appeal to Husband's love of science (he is a physics teacher).
 

3 comments:

  1. My, you have become a one person factory. But, I find, when you make a garment three or more times you can really nail it, and make it perfect. Then why not reproduce it again, with all the lovely fabrics that are out there. Nice work. Well done.

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  2. My, you have become a one person factory. But, I find, when you make a garment three or more times you can really nail it, and make it perfect. Then why not reproduce it again, with all the lovely fabrics that are out there. Nice work. Well done.

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  3. Fab shirt Tamsin. You wondered where I had gone on IG - I deleted my account a couple of weeks ago because I felt like I got a little bit addicted to it and was constantly checking mine and other peoples account - I was doing a lot of time wasting lost in the world of IG!!

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