Monday, December 30, 2013

Goldilocks and the Three Shirts

The first bowl of chocolate pudding was too hot, 
but Goldilocks ate it all anyways because, 
hey, it's chocolate pudding, right?  
~ Mo Willems,
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

My husband and I have been having an (unusual for us) disagreement about one of my regular sewing projects.  For years I've been making him Hawaiian shirts with this pattern:    

It is about the simplest pattern possible for men's shirts - a one piece collar, no back yoke, built-in facing, symmetrical sleeves, etc.  At first, it was "just right" for my beginner sewing skills.  But now, I'm finding it a little embarrassing to make him something that is "too simple."  

So, for the most recent shirt I sewed for him, I used this pattern:  

It has "the works" in a man's shirt - two piece collar, yoke, etc.  I loved it!  

But, for my husband, it was "too fancy" - it didn't feel like his comfy favorite shirts...  

So, now - in the three days I have before I have to go back to work - I'm going to try this pattern:  

It has a one piece collar (for him) and a yoke in the back (for me).  

Let's hope that we both can agree that it is "just right."