I intended to try an experiment in mass production by doing all the cutting for both shirts, then all the sewing but I just couldn't. By the time I finished cutting out the pieces for one shirt I was done with that activity. So, I made them sequentially.
The silver-colored Celtic knotwork buttons on the black shirt actually came from my local fabric store, not from a specialty source. Pacific Fabrics rocks.
Lessons learned this time out:
- Linen is loosely woven and moves but you don't have to panic. If it moves while you're cutting and it's a little off shape it will move just as well while you're pinning and you can fix small errors
- Sew buttons on by hand. You don't save much time by using the machine and they're never quite as solid.
- Spend a few extra bucks for the nicer fabric. If you're going to spend all those hours cutting and sewing it's worth it.
- My six-year-old 1 megapixel digital camera sucks.