There’s little hot-dog men eating hot dogs while their olive-headed wiener dogs loaf around, as they do, and I have to wonder if the hot dog the hot dog is eating is ACTUALLY a barbequed dog? Or some third-party wiener?
I think of these over-shirts I’ve been making as smocks. Philip doesn’t like the word “smock”. He prefers “over-shirt”. Both the over-shirt and smock are ideal words to describe a garment meant to hide my formidable ass but I like “smock” better because it’s a word of action where-as an over-shirt is an inherently lazy garment. You put a smock on to DO things in, often creative things. You put on an over-shirt just to cover yourself.
I think, however, that most people feel that a smock is not a garment you wear out in public whereas I have every intention of wearing mine in public. So let’s call it either and be done with it.
Again – remember that my dressform is much smaller than me. My shirt is a little less roomy on me. From the last version I have added some width to both the front and the back and made the shirt a couple of inches longer.I cleaned up some pattern issues and changed the back. This newer version comes together more smoothly. I trued all the seams – a really important step in pattern drafting.
This picture illustrates the issues I’m having with my pattern in the front of the shirt. I need to fix this so that the curves match in the overlapped part. I also might need to move this button so that it holds the top and bottom more closely aligned. It’s an easy fix and I’m pretty lazy and not likely to keep the top button buttoned so fat chance I’ll fix it.
Here’s the new version of the back. I definitely considered doing away with the contrasting fabric but my desire to see the hot dogs next to the polka-dot won me over. I like contrasting fabrics. I’m happy with this.
I now have 4 over-shirts done (I’ll do separate posts for the other two) and I have the two linen ones left to do. Then I have pants and pyjamas to make and I’ll be done sewing clothes at least for a little while. Which is good because I’m quickly exhausting all the Midsomer Murder videos my video rental place has.
Santa Rosa better get ready because I’m putting this shirt on right now to head to the store!