Hi friends! Remember my post about a first attempt at sewing a men’s shirt? My son-in-law, Brian (the owner of the shirt) is modeling it to perfection over here! Photography credit goes to his wife, Sarah Mirza. I am especially thankful for Brian trusting me with making him a clothing item! How many men will trust their mother-in-law with their wardrobe choices?
So, take a look at the details. The pattern is McCalls 6044 and the fabric is cotton chambray.
The collar: I had an issue with the collar ending too far toward the center front, and here is what I mean. If the collar was drafted where it’s front ended a little further back, the front bands would have lined up perfectly. Since this is a casual shirt, Brian will not button up the collar, so it turns out well.
The front band: I thought it was too narrow, but it looks good on him. Buttonholes were a breeze to make on my Bernina 1230.
The cuffs!! I love how they turned out. Even without a placket.
There will be a back yoke in Brian’s next shirt — definitely. And, the seams will be flat felled seams, and the sleeves will have a placket.
I am proud of how this shirt turned out. I am proudest of my son-in-law, Brian; couldn’t have a made a shirt for a nicer guy. He looks smashing in it!
Wishing everyone a very happy Thanksgiving! I am humble and grateful for all my readers who find my words at least a little bit worth their time.