Monday, 22 September 2008
Just a quick and probably rather silly post, BUT I made the Grandad shirt and I am sooo pleased with it! Here is Mr Dave modelling it for me - dreadful pics as I was in a tearing hurry to get some photos before he went away for three days... three days!!!! On a course for his Headship final qualification! Most odd not to have him here
Anyway, back to the shirt. I have never made one these before and was actually a bit worried that I would mess it up. As it is, I am chuffed to bits as not only did it turn out really well, but it fitted too and, more to the point, as we are on a huge economy drive I made it from an Egyptian cotton sheet we had - gorgeous fabric which I then starched to give it a lovely crisp finish. So not only am I pleased but I am immensely smug too at my recycling skills. I so wish you could see the details such as the flat felled seams which are just a joy to do and give the garment such a lovely finish and the plackets on the front and cuffs (no, I had never heard of these either, but apparently they are the pieces which support buttonholes and line the openings on clothes).
Shame poor Davey looks rather short of leg (well, he is a little) as I stood on the step thus shortening him to Hobbit-ish proportions. Sigh...can't get everything right. I really felt like Ma from Little House on the Prarie turning sheets into clothes and feeding my babe berries from the garden which is the other thing we did this weekend. Off now to do some baking!
Have a lovely Monday x