Thursday, May 03, 2007

Men's shirts - blehh!

Why, oh Why did I decide to make my husband a shirt? I hate it. The fabric seems like it should be easy to work with (broadcloth), but it puckers and shows every stitch. OK, I chose a solid with darker thread - that's part of the problem. My inability (or my machine's - gotta blame something) to stitch a straight line being the other part. Also, I don't like the pattern. I really need to finish reading David Coffin's shirt book before attempting this again. arghhh

On the upnote, had a great day today and got to spend time with my good friend Maureen, Ran errands, shopped, vented, supported each other, basically had a perfect day. Also bought some closet dowel to make a sleeve roll and got that covered.

Other upnote - talked DD out of the chiffon (we'll save it for another dress, another day) and will make her a black dress from some fabric I have in my stash. AFTER I do something for the wardrobe plan!'

Just had to post this pix today - DD birthday last year (I think) It just reminds me of the importance of girlfriends. Not a great photo (my buddy Maureen is the photographer) but the feeling is there.

Got an email from my substitute today telling me what little jerks some of the boys in my class have been. Really makes me want to go back to work. Three and a half more days and I'm collar free!

4 comments:

Maureen said...

Nancy, I LOVE that picture. It absolutely captures the moment, which is what a good picture should do. And thank-you for your nice comments on our day, I was so ticked about the whole orthodontist fiasco that I let it overshadow a wonderful afternoon. Thanks for reminding me what's REALLY important.

Maureen said...

...and think of it this way...at least you are making your husband a shirt...I won't even IRON one for mine....

Enid said...

I can only imagine how nice being "collar free" will be.

It sounds like you had the same problems I had with my broadcloth shirt..I now prefer looser weaves and just plain cotton, even if it needs to be ironed.

I highly recommend the new DVD by Palmer/Pletsch, "Learn to Sew a Shirt or Blouse". Marta Alto is a wonderful teacher and has some really neat techniques.

And those girls look like they are having a "yummy" time...

Nancy Winningham said...

Thanks Enid- I will try a looser weave next time. I'll have to take a look at that CD Thanks