The Fabric Godfather

 Finally after months of selfishly only sewing for myself I made a shirt for the Fabric Godfather. He is the man in my life without whom Fabric Godmother simply wouldn’t be possible. He religiously packs and posts the parcels for me every day. He does most of the photography for the website (he is a film maker so he knows his way round the back of a camera)and he carries the heavy rolls of fabric up 2 flights of stairs to the stockroom. All without complaining (mostly)

Probably should have ironed the shirt before taking the pictures!
I know he isn’t smiling but he does like the shirt really.

The pattern I choose was the Colette Negroni pattern, I made a few adjustments as I think the style is a bit too western for the Fabric Godfather so I changed the front to create a fake covered button opening and rolled the sleeves for a more up to date look. It was really easy to change the front I simply folded the front back to cover the button holes then hand stitched it down. I didn’t add the button loop at the top instead added an extra standard button just below the collar. By doing this the collar matched in the centre. If you fancy trying this yourself make sure there is plenty of room in the neck as it will come out smaller than the original pattern intended. As the pattern is American sizing it was perfect as the Fabric Godfather is very tall and broad shouldered and their sizes tend to come up on the generous side.

The fabric I used is a lightweight cotton lawn perfect for this weather (sorry I have now sold out of this fabric but you can find more like it here)I also think this pattern would look great in a floral cotton poplin like the ones here)

Special trick shot!
Sorry I am not as good behind the camera as he is but he couldn’t take his own pictures
Here is the Colette version

I am now tasked with making him an entire new wardrobe!

Happy sewing xxx

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