And we’re back with the other selfless sewing project that I finished this Fall!
This Tropical Shirt has been finished since October, but it quickly got chillier here, so Dallas hasn’t had a chance to wear it. Today was miraculously in the 60s, and he was very excited to wear it with shorts.
I made his first Tropical Shirt in 2020 out of a cotton/linen, and he really liked the style and fit. This time, I made it out of a washed cotton poplin. Dallas is 6’6″, so I added 2″ to the length and made the largest size with no other modifications. It does look a little bit large on him since he’s been running, and I probably should have retaken his measurements, but he doesn’t mind.
For shirts in this style, I almost always follow the construction process of the Willamette Shirt. It just makes more sense to me, and I love the way everything gets so nicely enclosed. I still followed the beginning and end instructions for this pattern, and they are very well done.
Although I had better intentions of finishing it before summer ended, Dallas is still very happy to have it now. Happy sewing! xoxo