Well we are nearing the last week of my Man Month series.
I'm hoping everyone is still having a good time with it.
My last project is a man's shirt.
Yesterday I went out to try and find some fabric for said garment. I purposefully looked through some men's shirting at one of the larger fabric stores in the garment district in down town LA. I tell you, I do love this place but you have to know where to go. I simply cut my losses and went to the big store, Michael Lavine. It's pretty good and they do carry a lot ore of the specialty odds and ends that you either have to get online or make a trek for.
(all images from Wards '33 and '38)
But I'm planning to get started tomorrow, and I'm going to document this process exhaustively!
So stay tuned!
Oh! And don't forget! Today is the last day to enter my Man Month Giveaway!
LOVE that pattern. Is this for you -- or a person you know -- to wear? Hope so! Nice fabric and, looking at those old ads, I see that crimson was a popular shirt color. Who knew?ReplyDelete
No, the shirt isn't for anyone. I'm making it just for the exercise of making it.ReplyDelete
I wanted to make one for someone, but he flaked out on buying yardage. I'm having a lot of people flake on me lately so I'm just going it alone.
I'm going to hunt down a man with a 16 1/2" neck for you...maybe a football player. ;)ReplyDelete
I've been thinking a lot about men's shirts lately, especially collar starching, and, what do you know, two full cans of spray starch appeared out by the trash just this morning.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to the results!
Can't wait to see it completed. Be sure to post it on Sew Retro because I miss some of the feeds because I'm so busy right now!ReplyDelete
This article is inspiring. I love to wear suits that show 1930s because I'm a thespian. I know I can buy vintage discount suits for men in various selected stores.ReplyDelete