Sunday, July 15, 2007

And now for something completely different

I have no idea what to expect from this project. It's going to be quite an adventure.
My nephew is a barber. Several months ago, he struck out on his own and became the proprietor of his own barber shop. He is a big fan of the L.A. Lakers and Oakland Raiders, so he asked me to make barber smocks using fabric with the Lakers and the Raiders logos. I said "yes". At first I was worried about finding Laker and Raider fabric, but I found and online source. The problem is he wears a size 5X. That's right -- 5X. My first plan was to find a shirt pattern and make changes so it looked like a barber smock. A good plan if you can find a mens' 5X shirt pattern; which I couldn't. Then I considered using a plus size woman's pattern as the starting point. I dismissed that idea, too. Finally, I decided to make a pattern from one of his barber smocks. I'm using Patterns from Finished Clothes by Tracy Doyle as my primary resource. There was an alternative method in an article in Threads that I may use. I love my nephew very much (we share the same birth date) and I have warm, fuzzy visions about the finished smock and my nephew's heartfelt expression of gratitude.

Let's hope I can pull this off.

1 comment:

  1. What an interesting project! I hope it all works out. Please share with us what you learn.