I worked on my coat further today, but this is such a slow project that I expect looking at all the progress shots would be quite boring. Instead I have on-the-body shots of the cycling t-shirt Christmas present I posted about earlier.
Here is the original t-shirt, from Rapha (expensive cycling shop) in London, next to version 1, in black, which I made after tracing off the original t shirt, adding 1cm seam allowances.
On the back pocket I used a motif that I cut out of an out-grown t shirt belonging to my son (size 4 child's Myer t shirt, 3 or 4 years old).
This was a very simple and rough machine embroidery that appealed greatly to my husband. I think this may be the only item of clothing he has ever bought for any of our children, so I was pretty sure that he would like this on his own t-shirt. I applied this to the back pocket. The t-shirt fabrics are cotton lycra. The first (black)t-shirt was a little big, but I fixed this by putting in the dryer at work on hot. There are advantages to terribly wet weather. Fortunately it shrunk in width rather than length. My husband is slim but tall.
Here is my headless husband in version 2, for which I used slightly larger seam allowances, resulting in a better fit.
He has worn both of the t-shirts frequently since I made them, so it was a successful present. Why is man sewing so tricky?