After finishing my chambray/denim dress I had a leetle bit of the fabric leftover, too much for scraps, not enough for another garment. I had enough for the fronts of this shirt. So then had to go back for some more fabric to cut out the entire shirt... (and now still have a tad of the fabric leftover, mama mia, a recurring vicious cycle, how to use constructively and efficiently all the leftovers...?!)
I made this shirt using Burda 7767, my go-to menswear shirt that I've made up seven times in all now for the men in my family, this is such a great easy pattern... Obviously I sized it to fit me this time... other variations were to add two breast pockets with flaps, sleeve tabs to enable me roll up the sleeves (probably permanently), and to use snap closures throughout in leiu of buttons. I like the more casual "jeans-y" feel the snap closures give to a denim shirt. Although these particular ones from Spotlight were just hell to put in, I strongly suspect the wrong "tool" was enclosed in this particular batch, and unfortunately I couldn't locate the correct tool which I know I have floating around in my haberdashery collection somewhere... but I was impatient to finish the shirt so just made do with the one provided.
Obviously the other variation I made to the pattern was to have the fronts lapping over the opposite way to a men's shirt... it would be nice to know the reason behind this strange custom. Does anyone know the reason why mens' shirts button up in a different way to womens' shirts???? I'd really like to know...
I made these white linen pants last summer? or the summer before?, I make a new pair every year so they all kinda blend in... to see them properly and in full length go here...
Don't you just love the clouds? We are expecting some rain soon, woooheee, finally! Everyone here is desperate for rain!
Shirt; Burda 7767 with minor modification, blue chambray
Pants; self drafted, white linen
Shoes; Country Road