Sunday, August 17, 2014

Kwik Sew 2935 Birthday Shirts

My sweet stepfather turned 75 a few days ago, and I decided to repeat a popular past gift: a short sleeved camp shirt. How lovely that he wore his first Virginia-made shirt (from 2010, according to my note on the pattern), to his party today.

Version One of Kwik Sew 2935 in crinkle rayon

Holding up the card I stitched for him
These photos of this year's shirt don't do it justice. I took some other shots this morning while wrapping it, and then just a few minutes later my phone was, well, I don't know what it was. Hijacked? By porn vendors? My husband declared that only a complete reset would do, so the photos were lost. Here is the shirt after it had been passed around the party, and then hastily flung onto the pool table as my son was trying to drag me out the door.


The fabric is a dreamy cotton shirting from the late, great Waechter's. It was so cooperative. The main challenge of the project was matching the plaids. I think that turned out pretty well.


And here are the pictures of me wearing Butterick 5925, as promised. These photos, too, are not quite what I would like them to be, but my camera remote seems to have given up the ghost, so my husband kindly took some shots. His composition is good, but the light was so flat and gray that it's difficult to see much detail in the lace in the wide shots.

Being silly, but you can see how the back side panels wrap around to the front in this shot.



Wearing a lace camisole from Coldwater Creek underneath


And here I am just showing off one of my big pumpkins, along with my shorter haircut.



2 comments:

  1. I love all of it! I bet your stepfather will be wearing his new shirt this week. And your lace top looks gorgeous on you:)

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  2. What a great gift for your stepdad - he obviously loves the first shirt you made for him, and I bet he'll wear the new one a lot too!
    And you look beautiful in lace. Loving the shorter hair too - oh to have curls... xxx

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