I'm very lucky in that Mr Needles loves cooking; most evenings I come home to a new feast, often inspired by south east Asian cuisine, interspersed with quite a few good burgers. He spends hours watching testosterone fuelled cooking programs, usually involving fire, knives, and shouting, then goes crazy in the kitchen chopping, marinading, and generally cooking up a storm!
It was one of these programs that inspired him to ask for sushi chef-inspired shirt. On a recent trip to Abakhans in Manchester, he even joined in with the rummaging and found an Alexander Henry offcut which was a bit Japanese-y. (I could see I wasn't getting out of this...) I traced a pattern based on one of his favourite shirts, added in some plain black cotton poplin, and behold - the sushi chef shirt!
|A serious chef always uses the proper equipment.|
|Mr Needles insisted on a matching headband|
-which inspired Mr Needles to sing some Plastic Ono Band tunes:
I used an old shirt of Mr. Needles' to make the pattern. Because I'm essentially a total cheapskate, I used the back of old Christmas wrapping paper to make the pattern.
|Tracing the collar from the original shirt|
There wasn't enough fabric to make the whole shirt in the patterned fabric so I cut the collar and back panel out of plain black poplin:
|The contrast collar...|
|...and the plain black back section|
And that's that! Mr Needles loves his new shirt, and hopefully I'll benefit from it with some good eatin'