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Topic: embroidered cowboy shirt - my boyfriend is one lucky guy!  (Read 1067 times)
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Clay Pants
« on: February 01, 2009 05:37:42 PM »

This was originally supposed to be a birthday present for the boyfriend, which was Nov 2. That didn't happen, so then it ended up being a Christmas present, even though the embroidery wasn't totally finished... Well I finally finished it, and I am SO proud of it! It fits him perfectly, and he thinks it's pretty awesome.

I used an old (girls') pattern, but used the measurements from an existing cowboy shirt that fits him really well. This was definitely the biggest undertaking I've ever done, and my first experience with piping and with collars, which I had some difficulty with because I measured the front pieces wrong... Oh well, on with the pictures!




a steer skull on the back


the front embroidery wasn't totally done yet here (these were taken Xmas day) but you get the idea..


he approves!

Thanks for lookin'!
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themysticmuffin
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2009 05:58:55 PM »

Aww, sweet! that is a kick-ass shirt. I especially love the contrasting damask fabric, and the embroidery on the back is excellent.
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2009 06:20:32 PM »

This is so awesome Clay Pants! Hee, I'm going to jack this idea for my sister. She's the one that stole all our dads cowboy shirts from the 70's, and you totally inspired me to try to make some for her.
Man, I hope my first attempts at collars and piping come out half as well as yours. Because yours rocks my socks.
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2009 07:17:49 PM »

wow, that looks amazing!
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009 03:33:10 AM »

This is so cool!  I want one for myself!  Grin
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Clay Pants
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009 11:48:51 AM »

Thanks everyone!
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annamal
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2009 09:25:50 AM »

That turned out AMAZING!!! Everything looks great!
Yeah.. I've been planning on making my boyfriend a cowboy shirt for the past. oh.. 2 and a half years.. (I'm still scared). 
You pulled it off really well.  and your boyfriend looks incredibly happy Smiley 
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jerryleetypes
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2009 02:42:59 PM »

that looks really great, especially for being your first attempt at piping! great work!
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sulrij
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2009 01:23:15 PM »

This is perfect! You should be very proud, that is a very huge undertaking and the results are amazing! Grin
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