Blue Steel

Added Jul 4, 2012

by Cynthia Froman

Portland, Oregon...

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I made another version of McCall’s 6383 for my husband. This is a groovy pattern from the 70′s I’ve made once before. I used a dark chambray for the the body and a colorful plaid for the under-collar, collar stand, and the inside of the pocket flap. The only pattern changes I made were to make this short sleeved, I toned down the large collar and I took 4 inches off of the length. I really love this pattern! I’ve made him a shirt from a modern pattern (McCall’s 6044 if you’re interested) and I find this vintage pattern to have a better fit, better directions and is better drafted than the modern one. More photos and details can be found in my blog DapperDuds

Difficulty

Intermediate

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Categories

Season
Summer
For
Men
Garment Type
Shirts
Style
Casual, Rock
Material
Cotton

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    Aug 7, 2012, 11.05 PMby passthepins

    Great Job. Perfect fit, and fantastic detailing!

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    Jul 12, 2012, 03.43 PMby GeraldineRead

    You did an amazing job – those seams are perfection!

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    Jul 11, 2012, 06.03 AMby elguanche

    The style fits perfectly on him! Great! :)

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    Jul 10, 2012, 07.46 PMby NeederMoo

    That is sooooooo cool! I love the back!

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    Jul 7, 2012, 03.09 AMby yczhxaau3496

    I want to get this Blue Steel.where can i BUY IT

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    Jul 6, 2012, 03.22 PMby craftycatgal

    thats great! I like how the vintage pattern still looks contemporary.nice work

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    Jul 5, 2012, 01.34 PMby Testosterone

    Exceptional tailoring on your part. Glad to hear the advantages of vintage patterns. Oh, and the model is “dreamy”.

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    Jul 4, 2012, 03.27 PMby SachiDespic

    love the plaid details! I gotta get some vintage patterns for my husband… :)

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    Jul 4, 2012, 02.55 PMby Gigette

    I love it :)

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    Jul 4, 2012, 08.58 AMby SassyT

    Love it.

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