Sunday, 7 February 2016

I Have a (Sort of) Shite Shirt!

Are you familiar with the concept of Shite Shirts? Check out their website here.
How utterly awesome are they?
I love the concept but they are men's fit shirts. Also I'm a little uneasy about the total randomness of the combinations. What if I got a yellow one? There are no words in the English language to express the enormity with which yellow does not suit me.
What to do? Make my own of course.
May I present my Shite(ish) Shirt:-

Front

Back

The pattern is Simplicity 1013. Full pattern review here. Each piece is cut from a different cotton print (except for one cuff which is the same as the collar). Most of them are from the Moda range "Polka Dots and Paisleys", though there are one or two others in there as well, including a piece of vintage Laura Ashley fabric (the date on the selvedge was 1979) and a tiny scrap of 1960's fabric for the front pocket.

It's shite. 

I love it.

24 comments:

Daffycat said...

How outrageously awesome! I once had something similar, all different plaids...but it shrunk - or I outgrew it, lol!

Kerryp77 said...

How fab! love the style of the shirt.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Oh what fun - great shirt !!

Cindy's Stitching said...

it's really pretty

Barb said...

It is certainly different Christine ,but then why be normal. Clever girl

Fat Dormouse said...

What fun! How clever to make your own. Very envious pof your skills.

Ariadne said...

This looks lovely!AriadnefromGreece!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a great shirt!
My friend Louise the Young Farmer had one of those in various Laura Ashley patterns back in the 1990s! It was as unique as she was LOL

Bea said...

You did terrific work with this. And what a great idea - you'd never have to worry about someone having your shirt.

Linda Harris said...

Wow totally different and unique to you - far better than worrying if you got a yellow one.

Lesley said...

Fantastic sewing..what an awesome combo!

Preeti said...

Looks like a fun shirt and the sewing must have been fun too:)

cucki said...

Aww what fun
Great shirt xx

Annie said...

This is the first I've heard of the concept, but I love it! Yours looks wonderful. Did you have that Laura Ashley fabric since 1979 or did you buy it vintage? Anyway, I think I would live in that shirt if I owned it!

Suz said...

What a fantastic concept, I want a shite shirt, too!
Congrats on your awesome sewing finish :)

SheilasEmbroidery said...

Lovely idea, well done

Smily said...

I like it, looks so cozy!
stopped here and decided to stay. Greetings from Hungary,
Svetlana

Carol said...

What a fun, fun finish, Christine!! I just love the way you've pieced all of those great fabrics together. Love the pleat in the back, too--the whole thing looks so perfectly comfy :)

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Oh my gosh! I want a shirt like that! It's pretty, it looks so comfortable - I LOVE it. Fantastic job, Christine!

Astrids dragon said...

Love it, great job! I really wish I liked to sew.

Julie said...

I love this, you are so clever.

Kaisievic said...

Your shite shirt is absolutely divine! Well done!

Sally said...

I love your site shirt Christine! It looks fantastic.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Amazing shirt.