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Negroni shirt

Collette Negroni shirt in Liberty from Shaukat

My husband really does get the sewing crumbs from me. Every now and then I sew him a t-shirt, but if I am honest about the proportions of sewing time spent on me and the girls as compared to him, the amount of sewing I do for him is miniscule. But every now and then I pull a rabbit out of the hat.

Collette Negroni shirt in Liberty from Shaukat

This is the Colette Negroni shirt in Liberty cotton from Shaukat. It is such beautifully silky fabric to sew and to wear. I’ve sewn him the Negroni shirt twice before – a short-sleeved version here, and a long-sleeved version here. This one is also a size Medium but with the sleeves shortened considerably by taking a large fold partway down the pattern piece.  I
left off the collar button loop.

Collette Negroni shirt in Liberty from Shaukat

There is a pocket on that left shirt front – can you see it? I used one of the alternative pockets that are provided via the Colette blog here.  It’s the divet version.  You can just make it out if you look carefully.  I didn’t make any effort to match the print, but the very nature of it means that it is fairly well camouflaged.

Collette Negroni shirt in Liberty from Shaukat

As you can see in these photos, he really does NOT like modelling for blog photos – but knows that that is the price you pay if you want me to sew for you! The girls did give him a hard time about not knowing what to do with his arms. Maybe we need to find him some posing pointers!

Collette Negroni shirt in Liberty from Shaukat

The back yoke is done burrito-style, and those two small back pleats allow for a little more movement. I like the curved hemline as well. As it happens, I have another couple of lengths of Liberty in stash that are earmarked for more shirts. Maybe one for Christmas?

Collette Negroni shirt in Liberty from Shaukat

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14 thoughts on “Negroni shirt

  1. Looks great! I love that fabric! Ha ha, my husband hates having blog photos taken, too. Our solution is to give him a beer as a prop and/or have him look off into the middle distance like a propaganda poster. If he looks directly at the camera, his discomfort is written all over his face!

  2. Love this shirt. The Fabric Store had heaps of Liberty prints in stock maybe when they are on sale I’ll pick them up for my boys, A great option now that they are growing out of “boy” and into “teen” wear. PS Your DH did a great job modelling

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