I decided I needed to make my brother a shirt for his birthday, using the same pattern as this one here. I’m pleased to present for your perusal a killer 70s shirt that is known among the in-crowd as ‘the churt’.
That there is aforementioned brother modelling said churt. Things to note. He is exceptionally tall. I did a whole lot of lengthening in the sleeves and body. Perfectly, I might gloat.
Brother requested the collar shaped like beagle ears (as modelled by the stud in red).
His version is made from a soft cotton twill I picked up at an op shop ages ago. It’s lovely stuff… to wear, but to sew, it wriggles and stretches most vexingly. It’ll be a while before I tackle such stuff again.
Below are some spiffy details of the fabric, collar, and sleeves. Note too the octagonal buttons in two sizes supplied by the splendid ladies of Buttonmania in the Nicholas Building, Melbourne
Our Ma’s (unintentionally barbed, methinks) comment:
“Well! That’s certainly something you couldn’t buy in a shop!”