Last weekend Harv and I celebrated our sixth anniversary. Very exciting, especially because this is our last anniversary without child. Yipes! We celebrated a little early with a trip through New England in October so on Saturday we just had a nice breakfast out and a delicious dinner at home.
We like to keep anniversary gifts as homemade as possible. This year Harv gave me an iPhoto book of wedding pictures (we're a little behind with that) and I made him a cowboy shirt.
This is the fourth shirt I've made for him, second anniversary shirt. I asked if it was lame that I keep giving him the same thing but he assures me he loves it. Cowboy shirts are practically Harv's uniform (that and Packers t-shirts, blech) and the ones I've made for him get pretty heavy rotation. Someday I'll have to do a retrospective on Harv's handmade shirts.
This pattern is a vintage one I picked up at a thrift store a while ago. I've used it three times, tweaking a little bit with each shirt. The original collar was HUGE (the pattern is from the '70's) so I took that down a little bit.
I also added a front yoke, something Harv asked for the last time I made this pattern without even knowing what it was called.
And I modified the back yoke. The one in the pattern is straight across so I made it a little more fun.
The fabric Harv picked himself at Michael Levine and I have one of those hand held snap presses and a pretty good supply of pearl snaps on hand for making these babies.