Monday, October 18, 2010

cotton/wool plaid

Sometimes I wish I could dress like a boy.  I think I would wear tan wide wale corduroy pants and a cotton/wool plaid shirt everyday from Oct-March.  But I can’t so I dress my boys like this instead.  I suppose I am lucky because neither of my sons really care what they wear.   This might come back to haunt me when they are 40.

willI love you Will Ferrell.

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This pattern is at least 12 years old and it says it’s EASY.  But it really isn’t.  That many years ago I bought it with my Gram and she had to talk me through just about every step.  My Gram was pure love…I’m kind of a dumb and happy sort of person and it takes blatant explaining and a hint of yelling frustration for me to understand what the heck you are talking about…but she was always so kind and patient.

My Gram has been gone a few years now and the pattern is looking a little oldish (check out that pointy collar!), but it still makes me happy to sew it for Henry.

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He has a tiny piece of my Gram and I’s heart stitched into those seams.   

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Even the ones I had to seam rip out.  Even though I have made this exact shirt at least five times in the past.  Dumb and happy I tell you!

13 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's not easy sewing clothes for men and boys! I made a lot of different items over the years! PJs being the easiest! lol I love wearing jeans and t shirts...so I guess I like dressing like a boy, too! Thanks for noticing my belt! My photos were not that good...I squinted too much ...but I did like my outfit! lol Hugs! ♥♥♥

Dawn said...

Dumb and happy and industrious! I like it!

Jemm said...

You are such a good seamstress. You amaze me every time. And what a wonderful memory to have of your grandmother.

Andi said...

"I’m kind of a dumb and happy sort of person and it takes blatant explaining and a hint of yelling frustration for me to understand what the heck you are talking about…"
Oh my gosh, I died laughing when i read that line...

And did you SERIOUSLY say you've never eaten a cinnamon roll? Get yourself to the Cinnabon nearest you, since I think you currently live in Texas, and those can be found in every single mall there. Go! Post Haste!

NO! Do NOT buy canned cinnamon rolls! They are a poor substitute! You will be disappointed and wonder what the whole hullaballoo is all about. Or, you can try my recipe...And you will be happy too, and your family will bow down and kiss your feet...

Don't you love when I turn my comment into an entire post?

LB's Sewing Sanity said...

I'm in awe over your ability to create for your family! It's been years since I've sewn apparel (remember my homecoming dress - ugh). Your sweet son's shirt would not have been finished in my house...I would never had sewn the buttons on! I'm very proud of you, and I'm sure Gram is too!

UJ said...

LB's right! Gram would be delighted to know you're still using that pattern. Wear it with pride, Henry!

Prairie Rose said...

Sewing Machines hate me.
I took Sewing 4-H and a had a Personal Seamtress tutor me(I wanted very badly to make my own clothes)
But, after years of this,It came down to the machines are rebelling.
I can mend or sew something by hand,but every time I bring the Machine out it is an ordeal.
So,your ability to make shirts makes you a Miricle Worker in my book:)

It's Just Dottie said...

I used to make shirts like that. Oh My! Thank you for the memory .Dottie

Leila said...

You are amazing. Look at those lined up plaids and all the awesomeness.
I can't believe it.

Robin said...
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Robin said...

You're so sweet. And that shirt looks like it was made by a true professional! You want dumb and simple, especially in the pattern interpretation department - come to my house, and you'll find me! Sweet post! I could feel the ♥ in those seams!

the fabled needle (jen) said...

oh, i'm sure you could dress like that! but instead of boyish, think katharine hepburn. :)

Velva said...

Cheers to you! To this day, I cannot even sew a straight hem. I enjoyed the story of your grandmother. What a wonderful woman.