Pirate shirts!

The management requested another ‘fun’ shirt a little while ago. Not one to disappoint I decided that it would be a good project as part of his Christmas gift. As you might have predicted, a last minute panic ensued and one of these ended up as an IOU under the tree as it was still in pieces.

The self drafted pattern was already made so there were no fitting problems or other obstacles to prevent this being a really easy project. So…, to make the project more interesting to me I decided to make one of them entirely on the new to me 1945 hand cranked Singer (Molly).  One made on the ‘all singing, all dancing computerised Pfaff – and one VERY old school. Can  you tell which is which?

Which is which?

Which is which?

You want more detail, huh?

Pirate shirts

Edge stitching and buttonholes

Pirate shirts

Edge stitching and collars

Have a guess and I will say which the Pfaff and which Molly constructed in the next post.

I really enjoyed the process of making these – it is so easy to just rush headlong at something you have made before and this made me really slow down. That might have been irritating to some people but I found the repetitive movement really relaxing and almost meditative. The management came in whilst I was making the second shirt (on Molly) and is now convinced sewing is dead easy – ‘You just go like that (make hand cranking motion) until it’s done’. Thank you dear. Now that they are finished they count as shirts 6 & 7 in this years SAM. Clearly I am not going to be able to finish this challenge since it is December 31st now.

All that is left for me to say is Thank you to all of you who have followed my blog, and made a comment or two, throughout the last year. I wish you all (and all the other sewers in the community) a Happy, Healthy, and Wadder Free 2013.

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8 Comments on “Pirate shirts!”

  1. Vicki Kate says:

    Have a happy new year!

  2. Sheila Codd says:

    I think the white one was on Molly, intuition only can’t see any difference. SheilaC

  3. Carolyn says:

    I expect he was thrilled with those brilliant and fun shirts… how gorgeous are those prints!! I hope you have a happy and healthy New Year 🙂

  4. sewbussted says:

    Love the fabric. What fun! I make “ski shirts” for my husband. He loves having something that no one else has.
    A very Happy New Year to you!

  5. Great shirts – lucky him! I can´t see the difference, but I really should be wearing my specs right now 😦

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