Will people want the shirt off my back?


Northern Nights duvet set Having talked for years about how good Northern Nights sheets and duvet sets are and how the high thread count is wonderful and good enough to wear, I decided it was time to put my money where my mouth is. On many an occasion, I have said to Susie or Sam (our Northern nights guests) that: "this sheet would be good enough to wear" and "I would like to get some shirts made of the beautiful fabrics". 

Well, I have placed an order with a tailor to do just that. I sent him the sheets from a few different sets and I am having four shirts made. I am very excited about it as I think they will make wonderful, soft, luxurious shirts that will last well in the rough TV studio environment. 

Northern Nights duvet set - moss I chose an ex TSV (830825) Persian Paisley, because I loved the colour of the peacock blue one. I am having two shirts from that – one in the paisley and one in the plain reverse. I also chose the deep moss green of 828157 as it is Egyptian cotton and a high thread count of 350. It also has a beautiful sheen to it and I don't have any green shirts. The other two are both the same design (829236), which is called Tallulah and I liked the yellow and the lilac options.

Well there's the deal! I hope to get them soon and will be wearing them on air, but having never had shirts made like this before, I hope it will work.  I don't know if there are any tailors or seamstresses out there but is it a good idea?  I met one lady, who was on a studio tour here at QVC towers, and she said I should have had them cut on the bias!  One step at a time!!

I'll post pictures as I get them but do let me know what you think… some people think I'm mad! 

Simon X


  1. susie adams June 21, 2010 at 2:55 pm -  Reply

    Hi Simon
    I for one cant wait, how fabulous, at least you know they will be lovely and soft.
    See you next time.
    Susie (northern nights)

  2. Simon biagi June 22, 2010 at 9:24 am -  Reply

    Ahh Susie! Always nice to know there is another person who is as pasionate about the ‘ol Northern Nights as me!! Simon XX

  3. Shirley August 4, 2010 at 6:01 pm -  Reply

    Having seen you on air wearing them? They look fabulous Simon – a very good idea but I hope Susie is giving you some commission on improved sales cos once the idea catches on it will be blouses and kaftans next!

  4. Margy Green September 7, 2010 at 4:57 pm -  Reply

    Your shirts will look lovely. I love the green and the blue. Once when we were in South Africa I saw shirts that were copies of Nelson Mandela shirts. I think they were called President shirts. My husband said he didn’t want one. I wish I had just bought one as they were lovely. They were made from silk. My father-in-law often says he wishes qvc do men’s clothes so he wouldn’t have to go to the shops, especially for good quality underwear. Once he made me take his old yellowed underpants to Marks to get him some new ones. It was just a bit embarrassing.

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