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).
Alright, peace out.