Finally got the cutting table back into the sewing room. No sewing going on yet, though, since I have to trace off the shirt pattern before making the first try. Hopefully, men are not as hard to fit. Here’s the pattern I am using:
I got this pattern at the craft thrift store and read some good reviews about it. It has just what the husband wants: short sleeves, one pocket on the left side, a straight bottom edge with side vents, and no flapping facing. I’m not going to add the buttonholes for the button-down collar because if the spouse wants a button-down collar he can go buy a shirt. The pattern seems to be wider through the chest and narrows into the hips, so I’ll just have to make one up and see if that works for the spouse.
My husband likes the bee fabric used in the shirt given to him by the grateful client, so we have been talking about what kind of prints he would like besides Hawaiian prints, which everybody likes. A new Hobby Lobby just opened up in our town, and it has the most lovely fabric department. I happened to notice the ‘Now Open” sign early on opening day so I stopped in and found this fabric: