Another year and another wedding anniversary gift for Mark, my husband, and this year the modern gift guide suggested textiles, fur.
I did for a fleeting second think of making Mark a woven shirt, but once I spied this wool knit (that had been in my stash since 2010) and remembering that I had also purchased the Parkland Selection from Thread Theory, the Strathcona Henley was the winner.
Based on Mark’s measurements I cut out a medium.
It wasn’t until I sat down and started to sew this, that I realised I was doing my first buttonhole placket on a knit! Thankfully the instructions for this were quite good and using a lot of basting I was very pleased with how it turned out.
There was no way I was going to do the buttonholes, so I again purchased them from Mick at Quick Buttonhole Service at Alexandria. I couldn’t believe my luck in finding the perfect buttons at Spotlight.
The Strathcona Henley is a “modern”, “slim-fitting” t-shirt and I chose to make it with long sleeves seeing the fabric was a wool mix. I did have a bit of concern when I had all but the hem done that it was going to be too big, however when I measured it against one of his current t-shirts it was a slightly slimmer fit but the length seemed a bit long. I did cut off 4.5cm from the length and that left me with a 2cm hem.
It looks like it’s a winner, it has had a few outings already!
2014 Stash Out: 29.35 m
2014 Stash In: 47.25 m