Added Aug 13, 2011
I FINALLY got around to making a garment for my poor husband. I’ve been apparel sewing for 2.5 years now, and he still hadn’t gotten anything out of me. Well no longer! I finally finished the Jakob shirt that I started for him almost a year ago. The fit turned out great with some adjustment. My husband is tall and very lean, so I had to grade down a size, and then add 1.5 inches to the length of the body and sleeves. I cut the pocket, cuffs, and yoke on the bias for some interest, and used blue pearl snaps instead of buttons. I’m very happy with the result, and it went together very smoothly! I already have another one cut out and waiting to be sewn up.
I also redrafted my own cuff placket using the instructions in the learning section. The placket piece and instructions for the one it comes with are all sorts of wacky.
Blue and Ivory check from Mill End in Portland
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