A dear friend of mine cherished her Dad's shirt she got to keep after his passing a few years back. The shirt was his signature look; it was of his favorite shirts. The shirt became part of my friend's home; wherever she would go, the shirt went with her. Not too long ago, she thought of transforming the shirt into a keepsake item: a pillow. I was happy to help. Pillows are lovely for so many reasons but this pillow may be one of my favorites now.
The shirt turned out to be the perfect size for an 18 x 18 pillow. I brainstormed how to cut up the fabric to create a well-designed cover. Carefully I removed the parts of the shirt I would not need and drafted a pattern. And then off I went sewing.