A long, long time ago I promised my husband that I’d making him a fishing shirt. For his fishing trips. Which are “fishing” trips. Sometimes they don’t even take a fishing rod. They’re really an excuse for my husband and his brother and his brother-in-law and his best mate to have a great time chatting, eating and drinking somewhere in the great outdoors. Or occasionally the great indoors in a cabin if the weather is inclement.
So his fishing shirt isn’t actually a fishing shirt with a myriad of pockets and handy things for when you are fishing. It’s a shirt with fish on it. To remind him of what he’s meant to be doing when he goes away for those weekends.
He really didn’t know what to do with his hands in these photos – needs some more posing practice, I think! The shirt is view 2 of the Colette Negroni shirt (I’ve made view 1 before) without pockets or the collar loop. I figured that there was enough going on with this fabric to eliminate the need for any extra details! The back has a couple of small pleats to allow for movement, and the yoke is fully lined.
I also sped up the sewing process by using my overlocker for the side and sleeve seams, rather than flat-felling them. I needed to get this finished by Christmas and still have time to get to more of the items on my list! It’s a lovely shirt, and I’m pleased with the fit. I was lucky enough to find lime green buttons to go with it. The fabric is a quilting cotton,
and I wish that I could remember which line. If I figure it out I’ll include a link from the On The Rio Grande line, by Free Spirit.
This will be my husband’s Christmas day shirt. Hooray, I got it finished in time! And just for some added interest, had anyone else noticed this resemblance:
Mr Thornberry and Griff Rhys Jones. Separated at birth?
Stop press: Check out this shirt that Jennifer made for a friend’s baby back in June 2011! Snap!
Great minds clearly think alike.