So here is the finished oxford cloth buttondown. There’s really not much to say. I see so many creative projects out there from incredibly talented sewists. This is just a man’s shirt (yawn). It doesn’t get much more basic. Still, this is a shirt that I could easily wear to my Mom’s for Easter dinner and feel totally good about. There’s definitely a case to be made for purely utilitarian sewing. There aren’t too many places I couldn’t wear this shirt. That’s a fashion win for me.
I could have done a better job tucking in the back, but in reality this is what men’s shirts do. I’ve tweaked this pattern enough so that there’s the right amount of slouchy room for me.
Here it is with a tie. My mom would approve! I don’t think she’s too sure about the desert boots though.
Speaking of deserts…….this is my latest obsession, a 1970’s safari suit. If any of you are also thinking safari please let me know. It would be such fun to have some sort of shared safari sewing group. More next time.