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His Blue Cherrywood Shirt

Sewing for Him - Blue, Pieced Shirt

Every year or so when I attend Houston Quilt Festival I purchase enough Cherrywood fabric to make my husband a shirt. Of course part of it has to be pieced like a quilt - smiles

If you are not familiar with Cherrywood fabrics you are in for a treat. They are 100% cotton hand dyed fabrics that look so much like suede you have to touch them to find out.

Hubby loves everything I make for him. I am so happy he encourages my interests and the things I love doing.

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My beautiful hubby wearing his blue Cherrywood shirt

 

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This is the overall shirt with the right side pieced.

Men’s shirts are easier to make than you might think. Don’t be afraid to try it. The first one or two may not be as perfect as you would like but practice makes perfect - or does it? I’ll share my secret with you - none of mine are perfect!

Hubby loves to wear the things I make for him. He says they are more comfortable than ‘store bought’ clothes. Love this man!

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"I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early." - Charles Lamb

Close up of the piecing. I used the shades fat quarter package of blues, greens, and blue/greens that matched the main blue fabric.

I drew the right side of the shirt pattern onto freezer paper, grabbed my ruler and pencil,  and began drawing.

I drew it in half on the diagonal. Then drew the two pieces in half on the opposite diagonal. It went from there. Draw, erase, draw, erase . . . until I had a design that was visually appealing to me.

I then cut out the freezer paper for the pattern. DON’T FORGET to add the seam allowances when cutting it out of fabric.

Then I went about piecing it together into the right side of the shirt pattern. Then of course made the shirt.

I love doing this. Being creative takes the mind away from the world around you and invokes a feeling of calm and happiness.

Prisms Amour - Reverse Applique

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You have probably monogrammed something for your man and  no different here. A small monogram on the pocket or cuff is a subtle little detail that finishes off the custom garment.

 

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