Well, I cannot seem to stay away from the garments. I am still not a confident garment maker and I couldn’t do it easily without my SIL who is a master (mistress??) of garment sewing.
We are using the same Hawaiian style shirt pattern that we did when I visited her in Maryland a few years ago.
I am using some great California fabric that I found at the Granary. It is called California Here we Come by Studio 8 for Quilting Treasures.
I bought 3 yards of the tan for the shirt. I knew I would need some extra and I didn’t want to run out in case I made mistakes. I thought the tan colorway would look good with the recipient’s coloring. I also bought a half yard of the black on white, which would be my colorway preference.
This is a really good California print as it has a lot of the sights of our state and goes beyond the most prominent. Whoever drew the print was thoughtful about the motifs.
She is supervising me heavily and I need it, because I can’t get the layout of the pattern pieces straight in my head. I only had to recut 3 pieces this time, which is an improvement.
Now I have cut all the pieces and applied interfacing. I have also hemmed the shirt fronts. Onward.