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Peanuts Pandemic Photo Shoot!

Friends, I know I should be wearing a matching home-sewn mask but this scarf will have to do for the time being.

I finished my Peanuts shirt a few days ago and today Michael and I went outside for a brief photo shoot, maintaining our social distance (not from each other, naturally, but from others).  I took that scarf off because aren’t you tired of seeing photos of people with their faces covered at this point?

There’s not a whole lot to say about this shirt you don’t already know.  I bought the fabric online, it’s a design called “The Gangs All Here Toss” by Springs Creative (from 2019, so it’s pretty easy to find).  The shirt pattern I used was Butterick 4575, from the mid-Seventies, size 36, my usual size. The only major alteration I made was to narrow the collar to give it a more contemporary look.

My polka dot contrast fabric is also quilting cotton, also purchased on eBay.  It looked black before I laundered it but it washed to a very dark brown.  That’s fine too.

I used vintage French glass shirt buttons I purchased a few years ago at the Chelsea Flea Market.  I believe they’re from the 1920’s.  They don’t stand out but how could they against this very busy fabric?  As always, I made my buttonholes with my vintage Singer buttonhole attachment and sewed the entire shirt on my Singer 15-91.

I’m not entirely sure what my next project will be but I’ll tell you as soon as I know.  In the meantime I’m happy to have a new cheerful shirt to wear in these somewhat gloomy times (and on this rather gray day).  I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: I love this Peanuts-print fabric.

Have a great day and stay healthy.

Happy Sewing!

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