Shirts for Big Little Man and Little Little Man are done. I had fits with these because of my sewing machine needing a check up. I think I took out as much as I put in big Little Man's shirt because the tension needed adjusting. I kept adjusting and adjusting till finally, I got it right. Little Little Man's shirt went much more smoothly. As you see, I made him like a onesie so it will stay tucked in.
I included all the details that a Little MAN'S shirt should have, like button down collars, cuffs with plackets, and yokes across the back with FRUIT LOOPS! If you are my age, you probably remember pulling the fruit loops (the little loop on the back of a boy's shirt) and keeping them. If you really liked a boy, you made sure to get his. Some of the boy's, and I'm sure their moms, weren't too happy when their shirts got ripped. I don't think I ripped anyone's. I do remember some girl in my high school really ripping, not just the seam, but the fabric of some boy's shirt. I think that's when the announcement came over the INTERCOM that NO MORE FRUIT LOOPS WERE TO BE PULLED OFF BOYS' SHIRTS, PERIOD!!!!! Okay, so it wasn't such a great idea in the first place.
Last month I learned how to do the Boutis Technique of Quilting. To learn more about this go to Donna's blog, Comin' Home. She has done a beautiful post that explains the technique way better than I did. She really knows how to do this.
I didn't learn to do drawn thread work, exactly, because I had done it before, but it was so long ago, that I really had to relearn how to do it. I used this technique on my middle daughter's Christening Gown, 31 years ago.