I recently finishend a new poloshirt for my husband but he wasn’t 100% happy with it. He wanted a more lighter colour next time and also no breast pocket. Fabrics for men garments are hard to find but sometimes one can have some luck.
Youngest daughter and I visited the Stoffencircus in Leiden on Whit Monday. We bought two fabrics and one of them was this old green striped Megan Blue jersey fabric.
My FÖHR Herren Shirt by Farbenmix version
The Fabenmix FÖHR Herren Shirt has two shoulder yokes that add a nice detail to a simple basic T-shirt. I also had seen some variations at the Zonen09 Billie.
I used the wrong side of the fabric for the shoulder yokes for some contrast. The ‘polo placket’ is also made of the wrong side just like the bands to finish the neckline and sleeves. The ‘polo placket’ is finished with three buttons.
Husband and his FÖHR Herren Shirt
One never can tell in advance if the other likes what you’ve just made for them. I had my doubts wether my husband would like this basic T-shirt above the poloshirt.
So what was his verdict? Thumbs went up. He is very happy with this just finished make. Colour and model are perfect just like the fit. The stretch makes it easy to wear while cycling ore walking. A satisfied costumer this time.
Time and Costs
Time: cutting 45 minutes; stitching and finishing 6 hours
Costs: FÖHR Herren Shirt pattern € 6,50; print and assembling costs € 4,50; fabric € 12,50; yarn € 2,50; buttons € 1,50
My next project
I’me a little more confident now my husband likes this just finished shirt because my next project will be something to wear with this shirt.
I bought a pattern last year but didn’t find suitable fabric until last week. I needed matching yarn for this FÖHR Herren Shirt, went to Sikkes and there it was: fabric suitable for the pattern and with a match with this shirt as well.
Return next week and you can see what I’ve been making.