A Christmas Shirt for my Guy - McCalls 9351

Added Jan 14, 2011

by sewaholic

Burnaby, Canada

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Definitely a labour of love! I made this men’s dress shirt for my Mr for Christmas, and finished it just in time. The fabric’s a gorgeously soft Italian cotton shirting, and the pattern is McCalls 9351, a shirt pattern from the eighties. The best part? It fits him perfectly and he loves it! Well worth the hours (and days, even) spent fixing the fit and making the shirt. Now he wants another one! What have I done? :)
More on my blog here:
http://sewaholic.net/mr-sewaholics-christmas-shirt-finished-mccalls-9351/
and here:
http://sewaholic.net/mr-sewaholic-models-the-christmas-shirt/

Material Notes

100% cotton

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Men
Garment Type
Shirts
Style
Business, Casual, Classic, Preppy
Material
Cotton, Shirting

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    Jan 19, 2011, 01.12 PMby Lisette O

    It looks great! I hope mine for the MPB sew-along turns out as good.

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    Jan 15, 2011, 01.11 PMby violetta089

    Great work! It is such a difference to sew for someone else, but this shirt fits just perfectly!

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    Jan 14, 2011, 09.32 PMby msbritten

    that looks amazing – shirts look so hard but that is literally the best present! you have one lucky other half!

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    Jan 14, 2011, 01.10 PMby analogue

    Beautiful work, I really like the fabric you used.

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    Jan 14, 2011, 06.31 AMby elguanche

    Great work!!!!!

    Have you made the buttonholes on your own or with the machine?

    So long Basti

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    Jan 14, 2011, 05.39 AMby Testosterone

    You’ve created a monster, that’s what you have done!!!

    Where is this going to end?

    I’ll tell ya, Sewaholic, with your flesh grown about the sewing machine. A curious testament to love.

    As for that man of yours, he’ll be in a swanky lounge swilling cocktails, trading stories, while peacocking in one perfectly fitted shirt after another! Those poses he assumes, do they not inform or concern you?

    Take my advice, learn welding, and ankle cuff that one to your bed now, right now!

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