The name of this shirt is "London Polo" which, for some reason, has made me think of all the nursery rhymes and songs I know with the word "London" in them. Pussycat Pussycat, where have you been? I've been to London to visit the queen....London bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down.... and many more referencing London.
"Minneapolis bridge is falling down", although also an historical event, doesn't have the same ring.
I think the "London polo" is a very sharp shirt. The neckline is finished with the v-neck band and the collar is simply stitched to it.
This worked fairly well, except my collars are stiff enough they don't want to curl smoothly around the neckband and lay nicely. Interfacing a knit collar seems like a really good idea if you want neat stitching (and I do!). But if I make the knit collars again, I'll have to use my super light interfacing from Fashion Sewing Supply instead of the lesser-quality-but-not-cheaper stuff I've been trying to use up.
Of course, I made two London polos. My only slight dislike of the shirt is that the sleeves seem too long.
To complement Peter's polo shirt, I stitched up these shorts I cut out for him last year. Clearly he's not outgrown them yet.
The plaid trim at the front pockets is a clever design involving the pocket facing folded over at the front edge.
The front fly is faux and there's elastic through the entire waistband.
Originally, the shorts are supposed to be "man-pris", but I shortened them. As is, however, I had a hard time squeezing those cargo pockets on without overlapping the back pockets.
London Polo Shirt: Ottobre 3-2009-27
Wailers Linen Bermudas: Ottobre 3-2010-19.
On the homefront, crews have been digging up our road to install a tunnel under the highway. Now we'll be able to access the area bike paths without risking our necks by crossing the highway. Every day or so, the kids like to go down to inspect the road crew's progress.