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Shirt #18 (gingham seersucker)

After taking a hiatus, I’ve answered a request from Jacob for more seersucker shirts.  He absolutely loves their carefree comfort and current popularity.  I love the ease of making them and how nice they look on him.

The basic pattern is Kwik Sew 1024 (probably discontinued as it’s pretty old) which has been altered more than once.  Because of more weight loss, Jake requested I alter the pattern again.  This red gingham seersucker shirt is the first test sewing of this most recent alteration.  This version has a dark red collar stand (inside and out) and a rounded collar

He will be here later tonight and most of the week so will have plenty of opportunity to try it for fit.  At that point, I’ll either alter the pattern more or continue using this version to make more shirts.  I’ve purchased several pieces of seersucker.

In addition, Jacob’s birthday is this week so new shirts are an appreciated gift.  Shirts, a special dinner, watermelon from the garden and a cake will be the sum of the celebration as we give most of our attention to DH’s current health challenge.  Unfortunately, it’s a serious, life-altering issue requiring many doctor’s appointments, tests, treatments and hospital stays.  NO FUN!


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