Wednesday, February 27, 2013

There's the Pitch... She's going for it.... It's a ...?

Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.
~ Babe Ruth

Sadly, I have not finished my husband's Valentine's Day shirt yet...  :(

But I figured I could show you a comparison between my old TNT pattern for casual shirts for men and the new pattern that I am hoping will become a TNT.  

(Oh, please try to disregard the influence of the underlying female dress form in these photos...)

Here is the front of a shirt made from my old TNT pattern - notice how "roomy" it is?  

You can see here that it is a single piece back:  

And a single piece collar:  

The new pattern boasts a more fitted look (note that I have not yet put on the button bands):  

...with a yoke and center pleat in the back:  

And, when I get around to completing it, a two piece collar:  

I think he's going to look really hot in this shirt!  ;)

Next up is the button band, followed by the collar and hem.  I'm really hoping to be able to finish it this upcoming weekend.  

Fingers crossed that it's a hit with my husband, and I don't strike out!  


  1. Gwen,I like the idea of a TNT for this shirt.

    1. Thanks, Dorothy! I just hope my husband feels the same! ;)

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    1. Thanks, Tee! My husband loves most things transportation-related - trains, planes, old cars, Route 66, and any kind of map. Plus baseball themes and guitar themes... When you get right down to it, he's really pretty easy to buy fabric for. ;)