Birthday boy, having his second pandemic birthday!
Both are his custom size, which I've been making him since the first time we made this pattern in 2014 (how has he stayed the same size and I have gone up like 3 sizes in that same time period?! how have I been sewing this same shirt since 2014?!).
I meant to use blue pearl snaps on this shirt but completely screwed up when applying them and had to pry them all off. Sigh. But the regular white pearl snaps work, too.
The second version is cut from a lovely, soft crinkly cotton plaid that I snagged from the remnant table at Cotton House, one of my favorite shops when I lived in Bangkok.
With this plaid, I cut the yoke (which is my own addition to the pattern), pockets, button bands, collar all on the bias for interest... also so I didn't have to match plaids too much. Work smart, not hard.
Again with the pearl snaps. Hammering was feeling good this week, so I kept it up.