Grey Wool Shirt

This is the other wool fabric I bought while I was in Portland in June. Just finished the shirt – I knew I wanted to use both sides of the fabric to contrast the shades of grey. I also knew I had this bright pink dupioni silk in my stash (I had two 1 metre pieces, in fact) and I thought it would be fun to use it for the under collar, the inside of the collar stand, the pocket facings, and the inside of the cuffs. I brought a pink accent to the outside by stitching the buttons on using pink thread. I really enjoy making shirts – they make up surprisingly quickly and the more I make them, the better I get at the detail. I’m quite happy with this one. (Pattern: Islander Sewing Systems Men’s Easy Shirt – I reverse the fronts for a women’s shirt.)



Le Petit Prince – Socks

Finished these a week ago – they’re for my massage therapist – his name has been on my sock list for quite a while, I finally got to these done for him. Subdued, I’d say – not too flashy. He’ll get them tomorrow when I go for my appointment along with some Christmas fruit cake. The yarn: Le Petit Prince (7765) by Opal (there are a number of brighter patterns in this collection)IMG_2412