Green Shirt
Mark Allyn Artistic Journal
Clothing, Jewelry, and Light Artist in Bellingham, Washington
Green Shirt
My very first shirt that I have made at the start of my sewing hobby in 1995 is the green shirt that I am wearing in this picture.

Now, in 2016, this shirt is 21 years old.

It is still in pristine condition. Of course, since it is my very first shirt, there are some mistakes (cuffs are not done correctly and the buttons are slightly mis aligned).

However, there is no sign of unraveling at the hem or the collar.

I have seen brand new clothing, still on the racks in various clothing stores in Seattle, Boston, Portland, Oregon, and now Bellingham, Washington, that is in worse condition than this shirt.

When I made this shirt in 1995, I weighed about 205 pounds. I have since lost weight and now weigh about 165 pounds. You can see the effect in the drooping shoulders and the draping of the front. Nevertheless, I do not plan to give this garment up and needless to say I am very careful not to wear it while I am working in my studio!