September 02, 2012

Sew: Colette Negroni for Father's Day

Happy Father's Day! When asked what he would like for Father's Day, my husband replied with "to sleep in until 8am". That's all he wanted. Admittingly we are usually up well before 6am, so 8am is a luxury. He made it until 7am before emerging.

I also made him a Negroni and the boys gave him some chocolate.

Here's my first attempt at a Negroni.



This is a size XL. Many will say it is too big and not fitted enough but this is how he likes his shirts. He hates feeling restricted. Plus I am not a huge fan of very fitted shirts. He asked me to copy the sizing of a fave Ben Sherman shirt which was very helpful during the construction process. Next time I will make the next size down just to see. I'm hoping for a nice crisp cotton.
Project Details
Pattern: Negroni by Colette Patterns
Fabric: Some kind of blended shirting from The Fabric Store
Alterations: Shortened sleeves by 7.5cm and hem by 4cm.
Mr Sew Brunswick is very happy with his new shirt and I think he's pleasantly surprised with the final shirt. He's wearing it today! 
Happy Father's Day!
L x


  1. It looks great! How long did it take to put it together?

    1. Thanks. Not long at all. I was expecting worse. I decided to make it Wednesday night, cut it out Thursday morning and had it sewn by Friday night. I then put the buttons and buttonholes on this morning.

  2. You did a fantastic job! Even the white stripes on the sleeves match up to the stripes on the body. The loose fit looks great on him, for that easy-going day! Another job well done!

  3. This looks so good! It makes me laugh to hear of a loose fitting shirt in Brunswick. Don't all the hipsters live in Brunswick with their skinny jeans and tight shirts haha ;-) I can't believe you were able to sew it up so quick. I have been sewing a Negroni for my ex-Brunswick kinda hipster boyfriend for ummm well a year and a half now. He also wants it based on a Ben Sherman shirt, but tight fitting of course.

    Looking forward to seeing the next shirt!

  4. Great job of the shirt. I've been eyeing off this pattern for over a year with the intention of making up for Paul in some Liberty. Fabulous dress in your previous post too.

  5. Great job! You lined up those plaids perfectly on the front.


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