Pattern: BurdaSyle's Men's Shirt 7045
Fabric: gingham from unknown/mixed fibers
Here is another project sewn up from fabric I got at our swap in July. While I personally wanted a button-up shirt for myself (and still may have some fabric left over) this one went to Mr. Made for his big 3-0 birthday. He was out of town for work in the week leading up to his birthday, so I sewed like a mad woman to get things ready. The bulk of my time went to making pants (pictures coming soon?), leaving me very little time for this shirt. I cut it out one night and finished it Saturday literally minutes before he walked through the door.
After the last button up I made him, Mr. Made had mentioned that he likes a yoke with a pleated back, along with a curved hem. These are fairly standard, but the Burda pattern I had used did not have those features so I modified the pattern to his specifications.
I say he looks pretty sharp, and we even got a few head shots of him to use professionally. The fabric does lie a bit weird because of the synthetic fibers, but it looks great for work and not too home-made or my-gf-made-this-so-I-have-to-wear-it.
This was made back in early December, and now that I have my refined sewing plan I am happy to move away from work clothes sewing and start some more fun pieces I have planned soon!