Two tops done last weekend! One for me and the hubby. I actually started working on one for him first, McCalls 6044.
I really like this pattern and have made him a couple of shirts from it. (Sorry I haven't posted them) It's easy to sew, but I did have to make a few alterations to the pattern before he had a great fit. The standard size just didn't work for him. I had to extend the sleeves by an inch and a half to accommodate my husband's longer arms. I also had to add darts in the back because he likes his shirts more fitted, rather than a "boxy" look.
I chose a brown and white Gingham check fabric I purchased from Michael Levine's online. It's cotton with a little spandex which also helps greatly with the fit and comfort too. With this shirt, I decided to make a contrasting collar band in a dark brown. I also made a double button cuff just to make it a little different than the pattern. All in all, he really likes this shirt a lot and so do I!
Hubby really does not have boobies! LOL!
To keep with the shirt theme for the weekend, I decided to make a shirt for myself too. I selected Vogue 8772...
I made the sleeveless tunic (cream colored photo). For fabric, I selected a chocolate brown 100% rayon woven from my stash. I believe it was purchased from Joann Fabrics a little while back. Now I have to say even I was shocked that this top fit me without any alterations!!!! Especially using a woven fabric...that almost never happens! But I am sure happy it did and I plan on making this a few more times too!
This is a really comfortable top! I really do want to have a couple more in different colors.
Thanks for stopping by, I have a few more things I need to post about coming up, so I have to get going!