Suburban Cowboy or... fancy bowling shirt

Added Sep 5, 2011

by TheOldOneTwo

Portland, Oregon...

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Description

Hubby’s birthday shirt, using McCalls M60044. This is my second time using this pattern, and it came together relatively smoothly. Since I’m constantly drawn towards button-up shirts and shirtdresses, I guess they get easier each time (albeit the token “stupidity” errors that never seem to vanish, no matter how long I sew… always humbling).

I used a vintage orange bed sheet, since his favorite color is orange. I loved adding the yoke and the piping this time around, as well as embellishing the back yoke with zig zags of somewhat sloppy buttonhole stitchery (the best I could do in my time crunch… sort of “ghetto”, I know… but oh well). I also added contrast button placket and collar band in some of my favorite fabric (an adorable vintage print that I’ve been hoarding for a while now).

I sewed this in a major hurry, so there are some areas I would definitely re-do. But oddly enough, my husband really loves it, and it looks great on him. I made it extra long, since he’s so tall and skinny, so it fits him perfectly. He’s even worn it to church several times this summer.

With Christmas in a few months, I’d like to make more of these for the menfolk in my family.

Material Notes

vintage cotton bed sheet, blue cotton calico print and vintage piping.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer, Fall
For
Men
Garment Type
Shirts
Style
Casual, Geek, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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