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Light and airy men's shirt

Added Jul 22, 2010

by tanitisis

Calgary, Canada






A project for my hubby. McCall’s 7123, an elderly (but not quite vintage) easy pattern. Front and back panels are gathered to the yoke. This is about his favourite kind of shirt. Not bad for a thrift-store pattern :)

He initially challenged me to finish the shirt in one day. I failed this challenge. He says (after watching me make it) he will never complain about paying $50 for a shirt again. :)

Blogged here and here

Material Notes

Lightweight, crinkle cotton voile. Quite sheer.




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual

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    Jul 25, 2010, 01.54 PMby mariposa21

    ahh its brilliant! it has a real air of masculinity in it :)

    i like it :)

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    Jul 25, 2010, 07.01 AMby kaiomygadd

    lovely shirt well tailored, love it and welldone….its summery and breezy

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    Jul 23, 2010, 05.27 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    very nice job! i love the shirt and the material you have chosen. and it is increadible, that your husband has noticed the effort, time and love you had to put into your project.! (tell your man, that to model is the smallest part on this “job” and he did this really well!)

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    Jul 23, 2010, 12.26 AMby momsgotanewhobby

    This is a great shirt, looks very professionally done! I am inspired to sew for my husband now…

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      Jul 23, 2010, 01.05 AMby tanitisis

      Hee… he loves the shirt, but I don’t know if I’d recommend it… it took me ages (and much badgering) to get him to let me take these pics, and isn’t the real point of sewing to have stuff to put up on Burdastyle? ;)

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