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Shirt for Jim - Kwik Sew 3422

Added Jul 24, 2012

by micbrown

North Hobart, Au...






Made for my husband Kwik Sew 3422. The size I used was a Large but as my husband is 6’ 4" and the unaltered pattern was too short in arms and body. I added 4 cm to the length of the arms but took them in by about 8cm at the top tapering down to the cuff. I also added 5cm in the body length. I also did flat fell seems (side, sleeves and shoulder) which took the sides in by a couple of cm as the pattern seam allowance was only 6mm and added ’ shaping’ (darts whatever they’re called) in the back.This is the first item I have made for him and he says he likes it. He wore it to work on casual dress day and announced to his colleagues that I had made it. I have purchased more material to make others for him.

Material Notes

I think this material was sheeting I got it from Op Shop $4.




Garment Type

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    Jul 24, 2012, 08.21 PMby ThreadTheory

    Oh I see, thanks for adding the sketch! I looked through my husband’s shirts just now and none of them have these…it might actually work well just adding them to his existing shirts!

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    • Rag_toe_003_large

      Jul 25, 2012, 12.58 AMby micbrown

      I think that’s a great idea to add them to existing shirts. It slims the shirts down without having to re do tricky side seems. I’m thinking I might add them to some of my husbands existing shirts too!

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    Jul 24, 2012, 10.36 AMby ThreadTheory

    Wow it looks great! Thanks for commenting to let me know you finished it! I’m impressed by all the alterations you had to make, the result is a very well fitting shirt :) I bet your husband’s colleagues were impressed! I can’t quite tell in the picture – are the darts you added near the shoulder blades? I’ve never seen that on a men’s shirt before but it sounds like a good idea as the back falls very nicely on him. Maybe I should give that a try!

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    • Rag_toe_003_large

      Jul 24, 2012, 10.59 AMby micbrown

      Thanks. I’m going to add a sketch to describe the ‘darts’. All his best fitting bought shirts have these darts in them and I thought it would give the shirt a more tailored look. Next time I will also shape the sides a little too.

    • Rag_toe_003_large

      Jul 24, 2012, 11.12 AMby micbrown

      I added the sketch – I hope it makes sense.

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