Monday, January 23, 2012

Blinded by the White

If you make shirts for a man long enough, eventually they start to have their own ideas.

"What if you made me a totally white shirt?  A white shirt, but with black buttons and black buttonholes?  And what if the underside of the collar, the inside band and the insides of the cuffs were tiny black-and-white checks.  Could you do that?"

Could I? 

Well, here it is, all finished but the buttons, which I'll sew on tomorrow when I can see straight again.  So I guess I could.

Somehow I had no white shirting in stash, but I actually had the tiny black-and-white check (it couldn't be gingham; it had to be check). 

This, ladies and gentlemen, is why we stash - when totally random requests for tiny black-and-white check come in, we can pull it out of the bin and say, "Is this what you wanted?"

Doesn't that feel good?

26 comments:

Lori said...

Looks like a great shirt and you are so right about stashing.

neighbourhood.gal said...

Preach it! And you know if you didn't already have the B&W check, you wouldn't have been able to find the right size checks anywhere.

Graca said...

Looks good!

T. Sedai said...

I think this is brilliant! Very stylish. And I suddenly feel very validated in my fabric stashing.

Terry said...

Wow, looks great!

Amy said...

I really love this!

velosewer said...

'Could you' looks great.

Nancy K said...

Great shirt.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

You understand that stash principal and so do I but that doesn't mean that everyone does! *LOL* This is another cool idea that I'm gonna swipe!

annie said...

That boy's got great taste!

MysMichelle the OutlawLady said...

You forgot about the part where you sit down satisfied and say damn I'm good :-) Good Job!

sewingkm said...

Gotta love fabric stashing and I love the shirt!

renee said...

Love Mario's idea, the shirt turned out great. Totally agree about the stashing, and second MysMichelletheOutlawlady's comment. Damn you're good!

Laury said...

LOVE that! He has good ideas.

Rose said...

Wow! Great details! Just when I'm feeling guilty about my stash, you show a good reason to keep it. Thanks!

gMarie said...

You are a very good wife! I would have been blinded by those lovely checks. g

Clio said...

Awesome! What a great way to elevate the basic white shirt.

Connie said...

A-ma-zing!! I bow down to you shirt making skills and prowess as a wife. And a huge nod to Mario's great taste in fashion...and women!!

Linda T said...

Fabulous! Ofcourse you CAN!

Becky said...

The stash does come in handy in surprising ways, doesn't it?

Nice shirt--it looks very well-tailored!

LisaB said...

Well, how cool is that? The sneak peak looks terrific! I can't wait for the full reveal.

Andrea said...

Love this!

Irene said...

Looks wonderful!

Little Hunting Creek said...

What a great shirt!

Tanit-Isis said...

AHAHA!

This reminds me of the time (about a year and a half ago) when my husband challenged me to make him a shirt in a day.

I failed.

However, I did finish it eventually and now he wears it like crazy, so I can't complain too much...

That's a lovely shirt. I am going to remember to try those angled cuffs one of these days...

Cindy Ann said...

That's beautifully done!