|Goalie shirt I made him to go with some hockey pajama bottoms|
|All decked out, ready to play hockey.|
My new sewing machine (bought in early September) is also an embroidery machine. It's the Brother Innov-is 950D. I wasn't specifically looking for a embroidery machine, but the machine was such a steal that I ended up with one. Boy am I happy I did! It's so much fun! I've mostly just used it on scrap pieces of fabric, but when I bought this Riley Blake polka dot fabric and decided to make Karl a shirt, I just knew I had to embroider something on it.
|He's the best at cheesy smiles, I love it!|
When I first bought this fabric I was actually determined to make pants for him. Polka dot pants would be so adorable! Especially with front and back pockets detailed with piping. My husband put his foot down hard. It wasn't like he was going to stop me, but he kept saying that polka dots pants would be too ridiculous. So I dove into my stash of patterns and pulled this button-down shirt out. It was instantly a winner with my husband. Though I'm still determined to make some polka dot pants (or striped pants, or plaid pants, or houndstooth pants) I'm glad that I used the fabric in this shirt because I love how it turned out.
Plain white buttons, sewed on with orange thread. I did the sewing on the buttons horizontally to match the buttonholes. It is a little funky, but I love it!
I used a decorative stitch on my machine for the shirt hem, the sleeve hem, and on the pocket. It reminds me of those cheesy shirts that you see gamblers wear. I told my sister that and she looked at me like I'd lost my head. Haha! I love adding fun stitches like that and I'm so glad that I did to this shirt. I think it just adds another level of cuteness (honey if you're reading this I mean awesomeness, your sons are manly, not cute ;) ).
I thought I had a close up of that stitching, but I guess not. You can see it on the pocket and part of the sleeve hem in one of the above photos. It's done in a teal thread. Teal is my absolute favorite color right now. If only I had a girl because teal, coral pink and with gold accents is my favorite color scheme and I'm really wanting to decorate a room with those colors.
Anyway, back to the shirt. I love everything about it! It fits him well, the experimenting I did with regards to my embroidery machine went smoothly and Karl loves it. So it's a win all around. Check back on Wednesday for some goodies that I made for me!
|Are we done yet mom?|
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