Shirt for Shawn

Added Feb 1, 2011

by mrelia

Austin, Texas, U...

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Description

I finished this a couple months ago, but I’m still pretty proud of this project. I decided to make an all-linen camp shirt for my husband as he likes the style, but has a hard time finding shirts to fit his long torso.

I based the shirt on a “Kwik Sew” camp shirt pattern with an inset strip on one side. I had to do some adjusting because the pattern had 1/4" seam allowances and I needed about 1/2" to finish the seams so the linen won’t ravel. Fortunately, he’s a bit bigger than the small and a bit smaller than the medium so I used the medium pattern and only had to make some teensy adjustments.

The shirt is dark blue with a gray stripe with embroidery to snazz it up in the manner of those nice vintage Nat Nast shirts.

Material Notes

100% linen 5.3 oz./yard.
Purchased from www.fabrics-store.com.
Colors: Bluebonnet and Asphalt.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Men
Garment Type
Shirts
Style
Business, Casual, Classic, Vintage
Material
Linen

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    Feb 15, 2011, 06.30 AMby sew4my3

    Great job and your details are perfect!

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    Feb 14, 2011, 10.55 PMby Testosterone

    I’m envious! Or is that “menvious”?

    What a shirt! That looks SO Nordstroms!

    Shawn in one lucky dude!

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