9.03.2012

Sewing For Someone Besides Myself


I'm not sure if you've noticed, but there's been a whole lot of selfish sewing going on here lately.  I've made project after project for me, me, and me and I have to admit, I've kind of loved it.  I sewed only one or two things for myself while I was pregnant so it's definitely been nice indulging in a little selfish sewing.  That said, it was about time for me to make a little something for some of the other people in my life - namely my awesome hubby.  He was long overdue for a handmade gift since I've made him just one thing in all the time that I've been sewing (this Green Pepper hat which is ridiculous but he actually uses a lot in the winter).  And he can thank the internet for finally giving me the kick in the butt that I needed to get sewing for him, because when I saw Kelli's version of McCalls 6044 I knew that that was the shirt that I was going to make for him.


And once I'd picked the pattern, like the nerdy couple that we are, we sat down together and picked out some buffalo plaid shirting from fashionfabricsclub.com.  As for the actual pattern, the only alteration that I made was to take 2.5 inches off of the length because while my husband is large in spirit, he is rather small in size (and he was very clear that he didn't want the shirt to be too long).


Fortunately it all worked out and the fit came out near perfect (if I do say so myself).  Of course, I told him after he tried it on "you know I'm going to make you take pictures in it, right?" to which he replied, "oh yeah, I already have some ideas."  So without further ado, I present to you Ben's photo shoot documenting the many ways that he can wear his new shirt (and yes, I almost peed in my pants laughing while taking these pictures).

"Farmer Ben"


"Skater Ben"


 "BBQ Ben"


Alright, peace out.


31 comments:

  1. so, i took a big sip of water before i got to ben's photo shoot, and i honestly almost did a spit take, i was laughing so hard. your husband (and his awesome new shirt) totally rule!

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  2. Wow, that is an awesome shirt! I'm terrible at sewing collared shirts. Ben is a great model, he cracks me up (though Farmer Ben looks a little menacing).

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  3. No, no, no! I am dying! I'm pretty sure this is the best sewing blog post of all time! Skater Ben really did me in. You guys are the best! And the shirt is super adorable, great fit!

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  4. Anonymous4.9.12

    Now I want the pattern to make a shirt (or six) for my husband! Those pics are just hysterical, and that last one is just priceless! You should get it blown up or transfered to a canvas and put it up somewhere at home!
    Something else I thought was worth mentioning - not only did he have some ideas for poses of his very own, but you and he clearly had a giggle taking them - that shows some pretty great teamwork!

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  5. I'm afraid the awesomeness of the shirt is rather overshadowed by the awesomeness of this photo shoot. And I am so glad Ben was wearing all that protective skate gear on the nasty soft grass :)

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  6. that shirt is so pro!! seriously great. and yes, the photos are beyond amazing. you've got a very good sport on your hands over there!!

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  7. omg, the photo shoot is hysterical!! y'all have a great sense of humor, love it. the shirt is perfect! (and so versatile, lol!)

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  8. what a professional job you did on that! (Not that you haven't on your own shirts - ha!)

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  9. Gads. . the best photo shoot ideas EVA. You two are perfect for one another ;)

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  10. Hysterical pictures! Love your blog, you have a wonderful way with words.

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  11. HAHAHAHAHAHA! this could not be more perfect. totally laughed out loud. so many blog posts of husbands wearing sewn garments have the heads cut off, or the guy is just standing there blank-faced. i'm such a major Ben fan now! kudos to him! i feel like that's so encouraging for you to keep sewing for him, too! fan.tastic. :)

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  12. Oh that is awesome! I think he's been waiting for his modeling chance for awhile now, judging by the number of poses he had ready to go.

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  13. best post ever!!!! the shirt looks so perfect. Ben needs to get in contact with a modeling firm. :)

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  14. Wow, that's awesome he was into it! I think my husband would run screaming if I sewed for him ;)

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  15. you are so awesome and ben is a super star!

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  16. You are so funny. I love your blog. The shirt looks great.

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  17. "BBQ Ben" looks pretty excited about flippin' that invisible burger! (So laugh out loud funny). Awesome shirt.

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  18. This shirt is totally perfect!! OMG I never make my husband anything. Possibly bc he never wears anything I make him? He certainly never takes this enthusiasm to photo shoots .... I'm totally going to show this to him and make him feel bad! Muahaha. ;-)

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  19. OMG I love it - the shirt and the photo shoot. I totally would have wet my pants (I would have been laughing so much that I also would have had blurry photos)

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  20. LOL!!!! Most awesome blog post ever!

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  21. HAHAHA! LOVE this post. You two are so stinking cute. And dang the fit turned out great!

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  22. Those pictures are fantastic! What a good husband! (Love the shirt, too!)

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  23. I can't stop laughing, this is too funny! :)
    And the shirt is awesome, what a great fit. I showed my husbands the pics and now he wants a shirt too... uh-oh!

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  24. Great shirt. Love the plaid. I just found your blog. And what a wonderful post to land on. I seriously died laughing at these. Skater Ben and BBQ Ben are my faves. Funny men are the best. I've got one, too. :)

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  25. LMAO! Hilarious! The shirt looks great and I love your husband's sense of humor! :)

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  26. I agree with everyone else! Fab job on the shirt and the photo shoot is the best!

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  27. Too much! Great shirt. My husband start brainstorming ideas when he saw this, Washington crossing the Delaware is his current favorite idea, though I like your husband's flair with the accessories ;)

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  28. If my husband would do such awesome photo shoots, I'd probably sew for him more than I do! Great post, linking through Kristin and Skirt As Top!

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  29. Oh my god your husband is amazing! ahhahah Skater Ben \m/haha

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  30. Just found your blog through The train to crazy and I'm following!
    This is awesome…!! Bahahaha.. I laughed out loud and now there's tea all over my laptop. Also, great sewing!
    *Off to clean the computer now*

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  31. Not only is that a great looking shirt, that photo shoot is the best I've seen in a long time! Crazy fun

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