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Burgundy Jakob for Hubby

Added Jun 15, 2009

by ipires

Oxford, United K...






My husband has difficulties finding shirts that fit him well so I decided to make him one. I started of by downscalling the Jakob pattern down two sizes and making a mock, adjusting some measurements and then cracking on with the real thing. Good fun and a steep learning curve (I had never tried two-piece collars AND proper set on sleeves AND buttonholes…).

Material Notes

Burgundy cotton-linen mix (bought in Portugal) and second-hand buttons, both picked by the hubby.




Garment Type
Business, Classic
Cotton, Linen


me and Burdastyle for the pattern!

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    Nov 14, 2009, 08.14 PMby Nigel Mansfield

    It looks like you achieved a good fit around the sholders and armscye. How easy was it to downscale two sizes?

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      Dec 15, 2009, 11.11 AMby ipires

      Easy on paper, just measured the size differences and used my french ruler. However it still required a lot of tweeking on the muslin and ideally it should have been a bit lonher and more fitted on the back but I though darts might spoil the retro look.

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    Jun 16, 2009, 08.38 AMby carlatv

    You did just an awesome job. And it looks great on your husband.

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      Dec 15, 2009, 11.11 AMby ipires


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    Jun 15, 2009, 03.45 PMby yoshimi

    Great job! It looks very well-sewn. The color is fab, too.

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    Jun 15, 2009, 04.37 AMby nishavinod2009

    ya really! it looks like its bought from a store.

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    Jun 15, 2009, 03.25 AMby ssarryo

    How nice of you to make a shirt for your husband. It looks like it was store bought. Good job. = )

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