It's Jeremy's turn for some handmade clothing! I will admit to being a bit selfish (well, very selfish) in my sewing, but I really do love sewing for him - and seeing him wear clothing I made!
Right before our trip last month, I made Jeremy two new collared shirts from McCalls 6613. I've made so many of them for him (probably something like 15, and I'm making a green one currently), and now they're fairly easy to crank out in about 7 hours or so. You can see a whole bunch of them in this Handmade Honeymoon post :D
These two shirts actually serve as replacements for a previous white linen version, and a blue linen version. I think they might even be the same exact fabrics - both from Michael Levine. I also recently discovered the joys of Robert Kaufman Brussels Washer Linen (which seems about the same as the Essex linen after I felt some at Michael Levine last week) - and we just bought 15.5 yards!!! All of that yardage will make two shirts for me (one a Pauline Alice Carme which is already completed) and five more shirts for Jeremy!
Not much more to say about these shirts that I haven't said before, other than linen shirts make fine vacation wear - especially when it's hot outside! After hanging them, any wrinkles seem to fall out from packing, or they just add to the "linen look." Linen is also super easy, and fun, to sew with. It presses well, sews up nicely, and stays put when you're cutting, sewing and ironing.
Both of these shirts are straight size larges from McCalls 6613 - the absolute most tried and true pattern in our household. After making so many, I have noticed a bit of an uptick in my craftsmanship on these two... mainly just that I (finally) properly trimmed all seam allowances, and my topstitching is looking much straighter than some earlier versions (thanks to Ginger Jeans practice!).
As I've probably said before, if you're looking for a classic button up (with several design options) - this pattern is a great one! Men also happen to be easier to fit than women, which is a major plus if you want to make one for a man in your life!
The blue linen shirt pictured was taken at Hawksnest Bay, post sunset swim - and is where we took the Cascade photos from the other day.
We took photos of the white linen shirt on the road outside our cottage - we stayed in the same cottage as our last trip. It's about a mile up a dirt/rock road (4WD Jeeps are a must in St. John!) - but the views cannot be beat! If you're ever looking to travel to St. John - send me an email and I'll give you more information.