Sunday, November 21, 2010

Weekend Project: Luck

Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.
~William Shakespeare

Most of the weekend was devoted to Thanksgiving preparations, but I did squeeze in some time to start on the trailer shirt for Scott (aka DH). I used this TNT Hawaiian shirt pattern:

One of the fun steps (for me) in making these colorful, patterned shirts is setting up a good pocket image. This time I aligned the front shirt pattern piece on the fabric such that the bright yellow VW bus would be nicely centered on the pocket.

When setting the pocket, I only had to be careful to align the wheel of the brown trailer in the upper right corner...

It was a pleasant surprise to discover that the size of the shirt and the size of the images fell into place such that the trailers are going to be lined up down the front of the shirt:

I'd like to take credit for that one, but the truth is that I just got lucky! ;)

Well, I didn't get much further than the front facings, pocket and shoulder seams - but it's a quick pattern and I should easily be able to finish it up next weekend.

I hope you had a wonderful sewing weekend and, to those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you are looking forward to the holiday! :)


Faye Lewis said...

Great matching job - I love that vehicle print.

Brenda said...

That is great fabric. Where did you find it? My husband would love it! Great job on the shirt.

Angela said...

Wow... that's some amazing matching!!