pattern, some gray linen, and the delusion that moms of newborns have any time to sew.
Fortunately moms of 8-month-olds do occasionally have time to sew (for as long as dads are willing to chase babies around the house on all fours).
fiasco a while back I kind of lost my confidence at sewing clothing for adult people. There is a lot more at stake when working on a larger scale: more complicated patterns, more expensive (and greater quantities of) fabric, and a lot more variation in sizing/fitting the garment.
But I think Luke's shirt was the impetus I needed to give it another try. I learned a bunch of new stuff and tried some things I've never done before like:
a standing collar and
a back pleat and
my proudest detail, sleeve plackets and cuffs!
Luke has already put in a request for his next shirt, so I'm guessing this was an overall success: he's got a new summer shirt and I have the confidence to give it another go!