I made my beloved husband a Liberty shirt for Christmas. He's a collared shirt kind of guy and I thought it was time he embraced Liberty. I nearly fell off my chair when he agreed to the floral Capel print. Partly because he never wears floral, but mostly because I thought I might score the fabric if he disapproved! Thankfully he approved and away I went. I love this print and the dark blue background is beautiful. The flowers are a yellow cream which is striking against the dark blue. Love it. I bought him another two Liberty prints which I'll make up soon. Especially now that this shirt is such a success. It has already been worn many, many times!
I have to say that this is my proudest make to date. And that is a big, big call! It was such a pleasure to sew and the girls at Sewjourn can support that. Everything came together beautifully. The diagonal floral stripe matched perfectly. Not only on the front but across the yoke and side seams. And, can you see the pockets?? No, me neither.
The pattern is of course the Colette Negroni. I've made it once before with limited success. The fabric was a dud. Too drapey and with some weird polyester content. I also made it too big. This time, I went down a size and chose Liberty, a beautiful crisp cotton lawn.
Pattern: Colette Patterns Negroni shirt, size L
Fabric: Dark blue Capel Liberty of London cotton lawn from Shaukat
Alterations: Shortened sleeves by 7cm
Just looking at this shirt in detail again makes me want to get stuck in to another shirt. I first must unpack all my sewing things from Sewjourn. It was almost a month ago!! Once I'm done with his next two shirts, I'm going to do the Archer for myself. It will be just in time for Winter by the time I get around to it...
Want to make a Liberty Negroni now??