The “Concert in the Park” shirt
Fabric: Cotton with a touch of lycra
Pattern: Vogue 8800
Notions: 5 black buttons
Time to complete: here and there while husband was out of the house
First worn:June 17 for Father’s Day outing to Concert in the Park
Wear again? Yes on our vacation to Catalina Island this week!
Total price: $15.00
I secretly made this shirt while my husband was playing tennis and then finished it when he was chaperoning the middle school dance the other night. We are both officially on our summer break (holiday) and to celebrate the beginning of our vacation and Father’s Day, we went to the Ukiah Concert in the Park this last Sunday. All of our girls sent lovely cards, great texts, and called, but we were on our own this time. No worries, as we will see two of our daughters on Catalina Island next week. They are busy working there and having a great time too.
The concert was great! A family friendly atmosphere with all kinds of great food and drink. The music was by Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, a very upbeat blues band with a couple of hit songs under their belt. We brought our comfy lounge chairs and really had a relaxing good time. Excellent kettle corn….I ate the whole bag.
About the shirt. Super easy! So easy that I want to make more, but finding material that is manly enough might be a challenge. I don’t know that I could drag my hubby along to help choose his own, but that would be fun. The fit was perfect, and that’s good because I wasn’t able to check it as I sewed. I did look at an existing shirt just to make sure I was in the ballpark though. I decided to add a pocket, which I borrowed from another pattern. I think that is an important feature for my guy. Sunglasses have to go somewhere when you don’t carry a purse, right?