Mr Sewaholic models the Christmas Shirt!

Mr Sewaholic models the Christmas Shirt! My first thought as he buttoned it up was ‘what a relief – it fits!’ It not only fits, but it fits him really well. The stripes are really flattering and the colour looks great on him! Of course, I’m biased, I think he look good in anything. What do you think?

Here we are on Christmas Eve – doesn’t the shirt look nice? We’re both in made-by-me outfits. He’s in his Christmas shirt, and I’m in the rose-print Pendrell blouse.

Both of our families didn’t notice he was wearing the shirt I made at first! I was thrilled. That must mean it looks professional and not home-made! Definitely a good sign.

These two are the best photos from the holidays. We took a few before leaving the house that aren’t nearly as clear and bright.

It sure is hard with the gloomy winter weather we’ve been having! I’m already looking forward to Spring and sunshine. And summer dresses.

Anyways, back to the shirt! I keep asking him what he thinks of the shirt, whether he would change anything, and any thoughts or comments. All he says is that he likes it and wouldn’t change a thing. I’ll take that as a good sign!

He loves it, and hopes there will be more custom-made shirts in the future. And now that I have my own copy of Shirtmaking, and we’ve fine-tuned the fit of the shirt, the next shirt should be a lot easier than the first. We’ll see!

Here are some silly photos of Mr Sewaholic flexing his muscles. You can see how the shirt fits around the shoulder and armhole from this angle, at least!

So, my first major sewing project for a man was a success! I wanted to sew something for him before the end of the year, and I did. Hurrah! Now, back to vintage boleros. Have a great day!

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35 Responses to Mr Sewaholic models the Christmas Shirt!

  1. Jane December 29, 2010 at 6:13 am #

    It doesn’t look in the slightest bit handmade, very professional. x

  2. Ginnie December 29, 2010 at 6:15 am #

    Looks absolutely fantastic! And such a cute photo of the two of you. :)

  3. Patty December 29, 2010 at 6:21 am #

    the first thing I noticed was the excellent fit around the shoulders! Yay tasia!

  4. Eilane December 29, 2010 at 6:26 am #

    You are a beautiful couple, congratulations on your shirt was spotless.


    Eilan – Brazil

    (Ps – Sorry an error, do not speak your language and I am using a google translator.)

  5. Tilia December 29, 2010 at 6:27 am #

    Looks great on him. It looks very much as a professional shirt WITH good fit. :)

  6. Sue December 29, 2010 at 6:37 am #

    You have done a beautiful job with the shirt. It looks great!

  7. lizajane December 29, 2010 at 6:53 am #

    Wow! It looks like it fits him perfectly. Great job!

  8. Lisa December 29, 2010 at 7:14 am #

    Very professional indeed , it does indeed fit him perfectly. I bet you get asked for plenty more of these lol !

  9. Laurie December 29, 2010 at 7:55 am #

    It looks great! I just received the new Threads magazine and they list the Shirtmaking book with an accompanying DVD. Did you get the DVD?

  10. sisters4saymoreismore December 29, 2010 at 7:55 am #

    oh my gosh its perfect!!! if i wasn’t such a chicken i would try to do one for my tall long armed husband… he is hard to fit sometimes…. but i won’t because it would be hilarious…

    seriously, it looks so good!


  11. Alana December 29, 2010 at 8:07 am #

    You guys are adorable! Awesome job :)

  12. Samina December 29, 2010 at 8:25 am #

    You’re such a cute couple! Fabulous job on the shirt – it looks like a custom made high-end shirt. I would have noticed, only because it fits him so well. Congratulations on another great job!

  13. Funnygrrl December 29, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    What a great gift! It is a perfect fit. And he’s a good model. Next time get him to give a little Blue Steel. :)

  14. K-Line December 29, 2010 at 8:50 am #

    It fits PERFECTLY. And you two are the cutest things ever.

  15. HipDroppedStitches December 29, 2010 at 8:50 am #

    Mr. Sewaholic is a good sport to model for us, and a lucky man to have beautiful custom clothing made with love! Nice work!

  16. Corinne December 29, 2010 at 8:51 am #

    Looks really good, most men love a custom made shirt. That used to be a thriving business in my city. Still a few shirt tailors around, still very busy I hear. Mr. Sewaholic seems very pleased!

  17. Claire (aka Seemane) December 29, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    The shirt looks great – and Mr. S seems pretty happy to be in it too :)! Great job!

  18. Susan - Knitters Delight December 29, 2010 at 9:33 am #

    Seriously, even though I saw each post showing you working on this shirt, I still can’t believe you made it, now that I’m seeing the finished product. This looks sooo much better than RTW, that I can’t get over it!

    Well done.

  19. The Cupcake Goddess December 29, 2010 at 10:10 am #

    Love it! The shirt is such a smash and Mr. Sewaholic looks rather dashing and unbelievably happy in it. A very good sign. It’s so professional looking and so tailored to fit him. Fabulous job!

  20. Sherry December 29, 2010 at 10:52 am #

    It looks perfect! Such a nice fit around the neck and shoulders, and Mr S looks awesome in that colour!

  21. Lizzy December 29, 2010 at 11:34 am #

    Oh! it is great! he looks very good , I say again, the shirt looks like if you had bought it, someday I’ll do it!

  22. Jeni December 29, 2010 at 11:36 am #

    Beautiful work and thanks for sharing the entire process with us!

  23. Catherine December 29, 2010 at 11:57 am #

    You have inspired me, I’m going to try a shirt for DH this year! Great picture of you two btw! :D

  24. Sewing Princess December 29, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

    Fabulous job! it looks perfect and fits him very well. You are very talented.

  25. Mav December 29, 2010 at 1:24 pm #

    It looks great on him, very professional looking! You guys look cute together. :)

  26. Lucy December 29, 2010 at 2:56 pm #

    The shirt looks great and you both look lovely in your outfits in the first picture! I don’t think there’s any way you could tell that either of the items were hand made, they really do look really professional and expensive! :)

  27. Gail December 29, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

    Very professional looking shirt.

  28. A Sewn Wardrobe December 29, 2010 at 6:00 pm #

    Oh, he looks SO good in this! You did such a great job!

    Those are fantastic pictures, BTW. You both look so happy in them.

  29. Spikeabell December 29, 2010 at 7:20 pm #

    Great job, looks like a great fit. Seriously well done!

  30. CGCouture December 29, 2010 at 8:20 pm #

    Very nice! It looks like you nailed the fit, and yes, the second, third, tenth time it goes faster and easier. Is he one of those tall and slim guys that is hard to buy for like my hubby is? Sometimes it would be convenient (though not nearly as much fun! ;-)) if they had such a thing as a “tall and thin” store…

  31. Tasia December 29, 2010 at 10:19 pm #

    Thanks!!! These compliments are totally encouraging, and a good sign of Mr Sewaholic getting a second shirt :)

    AND – it must be a good shirt if he looks tall and slim! He’s more on the short and muscular side, so we’ve done really well on fitting the shirt if it’s creating that illusion. Success! Although, I did only show sitting photos and cropped photos.

    And my shirtmaking book didn’t come with a DVD, just the book. (I’m not sure I’d even watch the DVD though, isn’t that so lazy of me? I don’t think I’d set it up and watch it. Ooh, unless I could watch it on the laptop, in which case, maybe. There IS a DVD with my Making Trousers book though! Book reports coming soon :)

  32. gwen December 30, 2010 at 4:36 am #

    You can tell he loves it–and you. Look at the smile on his face!

  33. Emer December 30, 2010 at 5:56 am #

    You two look great together, and the shirt looks really well made, and fit looks great. Happy New Year.

  34. amber January 12, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    You did such a fabulous job on that shirt!! Very impressed and I’m so happy the Mr. likes it so much. :)

  35. Elizabeth January 14, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

    IT look fantastic! Beautiful shirt.