Monday, 20 January 2014

An Amazingly Hideous Christmas Shirt

So Christmas is well and truely over... and I haven't posted in months....BUT WHAT THE HELL!!! Here's a post!

Who would have thought Christmas fabric can actually be quite expensive?!?!? Ridiculous! $25 a meter? Really?.....Do people make serious things from this fabric to warrant the price? Because honestly, I could never make something out of Christmas fabric that wasn't mostly a joke...

Like this shirt for example! 

I made this for a friend for his work Christmas party ...we couldn't find any online that would have arrived on time, as they would have to come from the US, and that mostly only Christmas jumpers were available...and it is very much summer here.   

I bought two fabrics, the main shirt fabric which is green, and the contrast picture fabric, which all came as one piece like quilting fabric with lost of different pictures. That was the expensive one....I orginally would have liked to make it all from that one, but I actually really like how it turned out, less intense, and a little bit more summery for our Aussie Christmas. 

Personally my favorite part are the reindeer.

I asked my friend his size in his most bought brand of clohting, went online and looked up the measurements for his size on their website, and just used the block we had at TAFE for his size.
Super easy.

The only thing I did was make it short sleeve for the Northern Territory summer.

Does anyone else find that domestic button hole functions, ALWAYS....ALWAYS at least screws up once, more likely twice? I have a decent expensive(ish) machine...and still every time I go to do a buttonhole I worry...

And my other favorite part....THE SINGLE CHRISTMAS TREE BUTTON!

 All the other buttons were just a nice little light wood buttons

Anywho! That is all. Just a silly Christmas shirt.

Hope y'all had a fine Chrissie and a darn dandy New Year!
Xoxo Ruffles